My lose 50 by 50 Diet officially commenced on August 3. I had planned on starting it earlier than that but life gets in the way what with birthdays, graduations and all kinds of other events. Unfortunately the diet kind of got shoved off to the side.
But I'm in it to win it now and it's going rather well. In fact I'm quite proud of myself. I've dieted many many times before and for some reason, this time it feels different. Maybe because of the goal. Lose 50 by 50 has a nice ring to it. I like it. And I have another goal in mind, one that would lead to the same time frame. I'm going to leave it at that for now, but suffice it to say it involves a dream of mine, and one that I want to make a reality around my birthday.
And in that amount of time... 10 days to be exact, I have lost 6.6 pounds. It feels good! Losing makes me happy. Stepping on the scale in anticipation instead of dread is an amazing feeling. I've been using the help of an app called MyFitnessPal. It works a lot like Weight Watchers, where you are accountable for everything you eat. But it also calculates your activity and gives you more calories for the day based on how much you move. It's a handy little tool. And it's free.
For the most part, I am following the aforementioned advice by my friend and dieting quietly (aside from telling all the world via this blog that is... or the 15 or so that read it anyway ha). I don't make a big deal about it, I don't post about it on Facebook, I just go about my biz and quietly (hopefully) continue to lose weight.
I feel excited for the first time in a long time... goals are a good thing to have. And while my work life is only slightly improved, my personal life is kind of in the shitter, I'm still feeling good. I'm doing more for myself. I came to the realization a few years ago, as I watched life passing me by, that if not now...when? The answer is now. I'm fabulous and I plan on living my life to reflect it!
Join me on the journey! We're going to have a blast!!!!