Rob came by today, I just finished my strength training exercises with him. But before we started he brought “George” the nickname for my scale. He weighed me in, still on track and still is not going to tell me!
Here’s the kicker…
As we just said our goodbyes for today, he told me that he was not planning on showing me my progress on the scale at ALL! “Only if you gain weight, I will tell you, so as we can discuss what’s going wrong”… As he says over and over it’s not about your weight loss Wendy, it’s about whether you are willing and able to keep up this new lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise for the rest of your life! ….Gulp! ” Do you think you can do that Wendy?” … I said, I don’t know..Thinking in the past of falling off the wagon, and how I have copped out and quit just before reaching my goals… luckily I’m reading this book by Jillian Michaels ~ Unlimited, How to build an Exceptional Life, for help on that answer to Rob’s question… as Jillian talks about that very subject, the FEAR of REACHING your goals, and what lays beyond!
I do feel better, I do feel stronger, and can walk longer without pain in my back, these are the signs of a better lifestyle. Yes I do want to lose weight of course. I told Rob I have a goal of losing at least 2 pounds a week, well he said if you stick to eating 1200 calories a day max, and then burn 500 calories in activities, you should lose 6 pounds a week.
So back to counting calories is a must!
I found yet another great tool for this, an iphone App called ” MyFitnessPal” … where you can log in all the foods you eat during the day, and see the calorie count. Yesterday I found out I ate too little! Only 700 calories. You need to eat to lose weight too! MyFitnessPal is also online for those of your that do not have an iphone.