Day 13 of my 10 pound weight loss journal. How Believing you can reach your weight loss goals helps you achieve them! (See the other days in this weight loss journal here)
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Day 13: 114.4 pounds
Only 7 pounds to go! I think I’m going to cut back to 1200-1400 calories for the next two weeks, just so I can hit that 10 pound mark. After that, my plan is to continue with the weight loss journal, and move into maintenance for the next two months.
You CAN Reach Any Weight Loss Goal
One critical weight loss mindset that I underestimated was simply the belief that my goal was within my reach. That I actually could reach my weight loss goal.
In 2020, (at 46 years old) I decided I was tired of spending HALF of my life chasing a weight loss goal. I decided my goal was impossible. That, my body must be broken. I ate healthy and exercised for my ENTIRE life! And I still struggled with my weight.
So, in December 2019, I told my husband, “I’m going to give ONE THOUSAND percent to sticking with a diet for the next 6 months. If I stick to it 1000% and still can’t lose weight, I obviously have a “broken metabolism”, and I’m just going to schedule an appointment for liposuction.” Haha.
Well, turns out, when I truly give 1000% effort, I ACTUALLY can lose weight. And, I can lose enough to get on a stage in a bikini.
Now, fast forward 2 1/2 years, this 10lbs I want to lose right now feels 100% achievable. I know I can do it, because I’ve done it before. I know how it feels at that weight, cause I was just there this summer. Knowing I can get there makes the process so much less stressful, and I’m confident in both my diet, and my results.
Yesterday, I was under on my calories. It was closer to 1400. The longer I’ve been not eating between meals, and prioritizing the protein, the less of an appetite I have. I’m not complaining, but I am saying it’s different for me to feel this way. Before I lost weight, I felt like I wanted to eat ALL the food, ALL the time.
For my meals, I ate
- A Bagel Egg sandwich
- Green salad with chicken breasts and Bolthouse Ranch dressing
- Cookies and Cream protein powder with almond milk and ice! YUMMY!
- and Roasted chicken with potatoes and broccoli for dinner!
Today was leg day, and I ran 7 miles on the treadmill! Felt great. Lot’s of energy.
That’s it for today. Be back tomorrow!
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