So after a hectic few months the holidays have "put the icing on the cake" so to speak. Back in June I lost 30+ pounds on the 17 day diet and couldn't have been happier with both the results and the progress I had made.
With New Years Day quickly approaching, myself along with many others are contemplating new resolutions for the upcoming year. #1 on my list, and completely unoriginal is losing weight and getting back into shape.
I am embarrassed to say I have almost gained back all the weight I lost. But my success the first time around is what is pushing me to take it a few steps further this time around. I am aiming for a total of about 70 pounds to lose, getting me in the area of 150-160 lbs. For me that is a manageable and healthy weight to aim for. Regardless of my weight, people always tend to see me as appearing to weight much less then I actually do (or they are just being nice when they talk about it with me). Either way, I know what I weight and I know I am not comfortable where I am right now.
So the main goal for my first post here is to get my thoughts out, and get myself mentally "in the zone" to commit 100% to the 17 Day Diet and to exercising more regularly come January 1.
I hope that not only will my daily posts keep me motivated and accountable for my actions while trying to get back into shape. Additionally I hope this is just the right sort of realness and motivation that others in the same boat as me can use to get themselves to where they want to be. I will be both celebrating my successes and exposing my failures, because lets face it…along this road there will be a few failures. I am by no means a "perfect dieter" and I don't think its realistic to expect anyone to be perfect when following a specific diet. Everyone needs a treat or a cheat day from time to time, its just a matter of recognizing where and when its appropriate in the big picture of getting to a new and healthier you.
I hope this has been helpful, and I look forward to sharing more on January 1. If it hasn't been, at least I have gotten my thoughts together for my own diet plan.
Thanks for reading!