As much as I pretend it isn’t happening, my 30th birthday is creeping up in 8 weeks. I have had my goal to get under 200 pounds since the start of the new year. I am still 9 pounds away. I am going to come clean. For the past six months, I have been failing miserably at reaching my goal.
At one point (shocker, it was close to the triathlon), I was at 205. I have been as high as 212. And I have been every number in between. I am gaining and losing the same weight over and over again without making progress. For a week or two, I am majorly on the bandwagon – I eat well, plan, track what I eat, drink my water, exercise. And then…well, life happens. Maybe I snack on something unhealthy and I don’t write it down, maybe my day royally sucked. Maybe I just don’t want to run – for a week. I fall off the bandwagon and undo all the progress I have made. I then become re-devoted to the mission, vowing this time will be different. And off the bandwagon I go. Climbing on and off the bandwagon sucks! Weight loss is hard work.
This time, I am publishing my goal online and asking my family, friends, and loyal readers to help me reach it. I want to see ONEderland for the first time in almost 2 decades. I want to see life under 200 pounds. Hell, I bought a two piece swimsuit in anticipation of this!
I am asking you – please, hold me accountable. Don’t let me talk myself out of running or swimming or walking or biking. Give me skeptical glares when I order the bacon double cheeseburger instead of a salad. Ask me if I have weighed in this week. If I tracked – every single bite. If I planned my meals. Ask me if I am giving it 110%, because to reach this goal, that is effort I need to make.
I have 8 weeks to reach my goal – who’s on board to help me reach it??