This is my before picture, taken January 2, 2010. I love the shirt I’m wearing, but I”ll be really happy when it doesn’t fit any more. At the moment, it fits. Weight isn’t coming off as fast as I would like it to.
Today is March 4. I’ve been working really hard on losing weight for two months. I lost 16.6 pounds in the first month and 2.2 pounds in the second month.
I am frustrated. Nothing is happening. I’ll lose 2 pounds; I’ll gain 3 pounds; I’ll lose 2 pounds again.
I’m not watching my food intake, and I need to. I need to write a food journal, and I know I need to.
What’s stopping me? I’ve been writing about my need to journal my food intake since I started in January, but I’ve never done.
I’m sick. I’ve been sick since mid-January, but it’s gotten worse. I’m on my second round of antibiotics. I have missed several days of work and a lot more workouts.
A sinus infection, sore throat, double ear infection, and many headaches have had me drinking some soda pop. I haven’t indulged every day, but enough to revive my taste for it. My sweet tooth has reared its ugly head, and I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables.
The last time I exercised was February 23. I’m feeling stiff and sore. My heart is beating harder than normal, and I’m getting winded more easily.
I’m not feeling well, physically or mentally.
But I am hopeful. I am going to get betterÂ and hopefully my current antibiotics will take care of my sickness.
I am hopeful that I’ll be feeling well enough tomorrow or maybe Saturday to start exercising again.
I am hopeful that my shirt won’t fit someday soon.
I didn’t write a Mamavation Monday post this week. I was frustrated and sick and just didn’t do it, but I wanted to keep you all updated about where I am. Just keep going, and leave a comment to tell me how you’re doing in your own weight loss efforts.
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