So... For the past 2 - 3 weeks I have not been feeling happy with the way I look in my clothes. I have been feeling bloated and trapped in my clothes. It’s like my clothes are trying to suffocate me. I knew I gained weight but how much was confirmed this weekend. The back story. I started a new job about a month & a half ago and I haven’t done anything that resembles working out in about three months. On top of my lack of movement, I have made some of THEE shittest food choices. Crap like four wings with salt, pepper, and mild sauce, them damn $5 Popeyes Big Boxes, Five Guys, milkshakes, cookies, cakes, and all the new snacks - just Baby Deeing it up in here! And now my ass is sitting here writing a post about gaining 10 pounds in two months! That may not seem like a lot but it is for me. I was still working toward my goal weight and was about 10 pounds away but now I’m about twenty pounds from where I want to be. Da fugg!
My weight slapped me in the face because I needed to have my weight checked since I am getting a new life insurance policy. The nurse came to my home to check my blood pressure, my weight, and a few other things. She came equipped with her own scale. Her fuggin scale was sooooo disrespectful. I stepped on and was like “No ma’am that can not be right. Let me go get my scale.” And guess what? My scale was disrespectful too. In that very moment, I knew I needed to do better. I have no one to blame but myself and no one can fix it but me. Unless somebody trying to donate some coins to my surgery fund... Anybody? How bout you? No? Well, ok. Here is how I plan to get back on track and lose 10 - 15 pounds by the end of the year during the most food oriented time of year - the holidays.
Work out. There is no way around it, at least not for me. My energy has been depleted lately and my poor food choices and lack of exercise are a couple of the culprits. Starting today I will workout 3 - 4 days/week. My body responds best to combo of cardio and weight training.
Eat foods that are nutritiously dense. No more Five Guys, no more Popeyes, none of that stuff. Those foods fill my belly (and taste delicious, especially that Popeyes biscuit with honey) but does not satisfy any of my nutritional needs. I will ALWAYS find a more nutritious and healthier option. There are plenty available so I have no excuse.
Avoid drinking my calories. For me that means no soda, juice, sugar heavy smoothies, milkshakes, etc. I have always preferred eating my calories but lately I had been eating and drinking them. No more. Water is a must.
Be accountable. Stick with my plan so that I can achieve my goal. If my besties want to grab food and drinks I will do so but I will be intentional about what I order and how much I drink. Particularly at Mexican restaurants. I just can’t say no to the chips, guacamole, and salsa that usually prelude the meal but I will from now on.
Buy something in my goal size. I am currently a size 10 in dresses. I plan to buy a bomb ass size 8 dress for the New Year! There is something to be said about that one outfit that encourages you to get it together.
What else can I do to help reach my goal? I ain’t trying no flat tummy tea or any of that foolishness so save those thoughts for someone else.
Here are my current and goal weight numbers:
- CW - 181.2 (I can’t believe I just typed that)
- Short-term GW - 170 lbs by December 31st
- Long-term GW - 155 to 160 lbs
I will do a 15, 30, and 60 day update on my IG, @its_niknak, follow me if you want stay in tuned with my progress.