A big challenge for me is processed foods. It's almost like an addiction for me. Once I start, I don't seem to have an off switch. When I eat a clean diet, I feel good and light and have energy. My moods stabilize, my hunger is minimal and weight loss just happens. So I joined a clean eating challenge on Facebook starting today and lasting 5 days. From past experience 5 days is a good groundwork to keep going. Part of that challenge is drinking half our body weight in oz of water each day. So I got a proper water bottle and it has already made a difference.
Another obstacle for me is lack of incentive. I don't really care if it takes me another two years to lose the weight and sometimes that can lead to complacency. But I've put on 10 pounds and that is more than complacency! So I've decided to add in some positive and negative reinforcement.
I've set my goal at 15 pounds in 10 weeks. This is challenging but totally achievable goal if I eat clean and stick to my workouts. So where is the reinforcement, you ask? Well, should I not meet my goal I will send 4 fat quarters to everyone who comments on both this post and my final weight in post! If I do meet my goal, I will allow myself to buy a fat quarter for every pound lost when I got to California in the spring. I will be within daytrip distance of The Intrepid Thread!! Since I'm on a fabricfast, this is a huge incentive :)
I will be weighing in here every other Monday. The loss must be safe, meaning I can't do nothing until the final two week. If I love all the weight early on and then do nothing else, challenge lost. So leave a comment but I hope I won't have to send anybody anything :)
|Not happy with that number!|