Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weight Loss Tally Update

At the first of every month, I like to post my beginning weight for the month in my Weight Loss Tally table on the left side of my blog.  I am starting July out at 209.8.  I am very happy about this.  When I first started losing weight, I had 110 pounds to lose.  The remaining weight to lose is in the 80s, just barely, but in the 80s nonetheless (I like looking at that 89 on my little ticker up there at the top).  However, as CJ says in a recent post, I have gotten A Little Too Comfortable

On the one hand, it is a very good thing that this new way of life is no longer strange and uncomfortable.  It has become easy and routine.  Buuuut, on the other hand, I have become stagnant.  A .2 pound loss over the last couple months each is unacceptable. 

I have lots of plans:  get back to reading, commenting and posting on the blogs, alternate Chair Aerobics video with yoga each morning, continue walking on my breaks, take advantage of the fitness room in the apartments where I live, ride the stationary bike across the country along Hwy 50, become a lot more organized with my meal planning and preparation.  I plan on cooking up a few chicken breasts on the weekends, baking a few potatoes, cooking a turkey breast for sandwiches (instead of using salty, processed lunch meat).  But beyond that, I haven't gotten too much else planned.  I have some nifty bento-type lunchboxes that will help...just fill the little spaces with good stuff.  But what?  That is for another post.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. You can do it, all those circuits were paying off. I do get how we can become comfortable and think progress is so good we don't have to try as hard, I've felt that too. Keeping on blogging does help, it keeps your focus. Thanks so much for your kind and generous comments.

  2. Your plans sound great Carla! Just stick to them and like before changes will happen. As we get closer to our goal weight I am finding that it is getting harder to get it off. I just keep reminding myself that I have to eat less and be active! You can do it! Keep it up!
    Stay Strong!
    Always on the Move- Mer

  3. You blessed me by checkin' in~thank you sooo much! It means so much more than you know! I haven't shared all that's going on, because I'm struggling and am not sure how public to make it. I thought I would grow in grace as I aged, but I'm finding I actually hafta work harder at it! ARGH! Sadly, I've not been working on weight loss. I am doing better on just living life though, so there are positive changes happening at least...

  4. Like you, my progress over the last couple of months has slowed way down. I keep losing and gaining the same couple of pounds. The things that you are planning on incorporating sound really great. And I think that is the key, changing things up adds interest and keeps us challenged. I like your idea of cooking up chicken and turkey breasts for lunches instead of using lunch meat. I think that I will try that too. I hate all the sodium in deli turkey breast, even though it is delicious.

    I hope your new routine does the trick for you. Best wishes!

  5. You're on the right track Carla!! Don't give up and keep up the great work! HUGS!