I have been listening to the Half Size Me podcast -- it's amazing how having a new podcast in my ears helps motivate me. Many of the podcasts I love seem to be taking an extended hiatus I miss Fat 2 Fit Radio, I'm getting some kind of download error on new episodes of Inside Out Weight Loss and I'm not even getting started on Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone. Lucky for me, Half Size Me is an old podcast so I have a nice cache of episodes before I have to worry about not having anything to listen to for a while. I have been toying with the idea of starting my own, but I have a lot to learn first. I want to be able to edit and correct for sound differences between an interviewer and interviewee -- the kind of stuff that can bug me a bit listening to some of the podcasts I like.
The great thing about Half Size Me is that it makes me think -- if a mom who was 170 pounds overweight was able to do this (with three small kids to chase), why can't I get serious and just do what I need to do to lose this stupid 25 extra pounds? I can. So as dorky as it seems, I downloaded the weight tracker from Heather's website, printed it, filled it out, and hung it on my fridge. Each week as I weigh in I will evaluate what I am doing well and where I could improve. I'm tired of being stalled. It may be hard to average a pound a week, but as I said, each week I will see if I can do one small tweak to make things better. I have a lot of places I know I can improve.
I'm not surprised that June was a bad month for me. All that traveling definitely got me off-track, and then I didn't get back on track again. I also have been taking a higher dose of my allergy meds with all the pollen this summer, and I know from experience that this could be part of the problem.
It's funny how it looks so doable, broken down one pound at a time like that. If I could average a pound a week loss, I could be at goal by Christmas.