My goal for this year was to get down to 145 lbs. That would require losing 12 lbs, which I thought was completely do-able over the course of 12 months. I started off really well, but after looking at pictures from my recent half marathon, I realized that things were not hunky-dory. They were more like chunky-dory.
|I love this picture because I look happy. |
I hate it because I can't stop looking at my stomach.
Last week I announced I was going to quit drinking soda. I have yet to actually achieve this. I blame it on stress and PMS. I picked a crappy week to try to give up my biggest vice. Still, when I got on the scale today and realized that I have gained back ALL of the weight I'd lost earlier this year, I was frustrated and angry with myself.
I'm 34. I don't make good food choices. It has to change. Something's got to give. Today I'm just feeling lost as to where to start. They say weight loss starts in the kitchen. I have a ton of "diet" and "healthy" cookbooks, yet they're just collecting dust on the shelf. I don't know what my problem is, but I can't seem to shake myself up enough to change things.
For those of you who have lost weight - What did you do to kick-start the transition? How did you make the first steps towards a healthier you?