Hi Kids! It’s a happy post because I have managed to lose 21 lbs and maintain for a couple of days. Oh what’s that? 21 lbs.? What does that look like?
- Weight Lost: 21 lbs. down. When I went to Kleinfeld’s, I was told I needed to lose another 10-15 lbs. for the dress size I ordered. That would be a total of 17-22 lbs total. I’m hoping to be beyond 22 in August when I finally try that dress on again.
- Avg. Loss Per Week: .75 lbs. If I am hoping to be down 40 by October 19, I will need to jump-start this pretty heavily.
- BMI: 25 even ( Really? I couldn’t lose just a couple of ounces before this post to have a healthy BMI? UGH)
- Inches lost: 7.5 inches total from the parts I’m measure. 3.5 from my bust (BOOOOOOOOO!), 1.5 from my waist, and 2.5 from my hips.
What I did right:
I’m not really sure. I know my eating has become extraordinarily better. I see it when I’m tracking my food, which I am doing at least 5 days a week. I am not finishing big meals at restaurants. I am drinking gallons of water. But I’m not doing much else. Just working and planning this wedding and trying to eat healthy and way less.
What I did wrong:
I’m moving so little, it is shameful. While I was kicking ass and taking names exercising on vacation, I have done so little since then, I’m surprised this post is even happening. It’s been like 95 degrees for the last week, but truth be told, I just haven’t put the effort in. I know I need to do a lot to build muscle. Rejoin the gym, join crossfit, barre classes or something? But as I’m in month 7 of owning my own business, I am doing everything in my power to pinch my pennies. Given that I also am spending entirely too much on a one day party, I can’t bear to spend another dime on myself if I can avoid it. At the same time, I am so sad about not being able to lift weights or do classes. Maybe I will hit the lottery.
I’ve been living, indulging, and celebrating. I hate to put this in the what I am doing wrong section, but I only do it because I have a specific goal in mind and only 89 days to get there. And if we want to get really serious about it, I want to be at my goal in 75 days for my last fitting. Then it is just two weeks of maintenance. Because of this goal, I can’t say “Oh it’s Friday!” or “Well, I never go to this restaurant so I will splurge.” I think in regular life, you HAVE to do this. You should not miss out or give things up. There is a way to remain fit and healthy while enjoying wine and cake in moderation. 75 days and another 20 lbs. when it took me 7 months to lose the first 20? No more cake for you, Kait.
So twenty pounds down, what do I think?
I’m happy. I’m proud of what I’ve done. Ashamed that I still have so far to go, that I let my weight and health get so far out of control. I’m nervous that I am not going to make it. I’m nervous I’m going to hate the way I look at my wedding because I haven’t been as dedicated as I need to be. Still, it’s hard not to be proud when you see this.