Thursday, July 11, 2013

Feeling motivated again

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.  



  1. Goal by Christmas sounds perfect. Slow loss usually means greater chance of maintenance. You got this!

  2. Traveling is difficult when dealing with weight loss, as is taking allergy meds. Having a goal is very helpful, and yours is very reasonable. When motivation comes along, grab on and run with it!

  3. I do not mean this to sound negative. If your goal is 155, then go to 150. Use the 5 lbs between those two numbers as your maintenance leeway. It will keep you at goal to think that way. I think staying on track, keeping food on track, for a pound a week is very doable. Love the chart. Love the post.

    I would also make yourself notes, now, while you have time, with proactive food solutions for humps you hit last school year - meetings, long days, evening classes, your parents' house, vacations, holidays, illness, work travel, etc.

    I didn't count weeks, and can't remember when you started last fall, but it seems like you should be able to hit the 10lb mark for this year. And then, as you said, be on your way to goal over the winter.

    It is always good to focus on the daily food, water, sleep habits. Daily is the difference, I think.

  4. I had no idea they had weight loss podcasts. I will have to check that out so thank you for sharing that. Good luck with your weight loss. They say the last 20 pounds are the hardest, but you can do it!


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