Welcome to February’s Weight Loss Wednesday. I can categorically state that while January wasn’t an all-out failure, it wasn’t a success either. I ended January 0.2kg heavier than I started it… Throughout the month, I lost weight, gained weight, and overall sabotaged my own progress.
What worked well in January?
In short, very little actually worked well last month. I did drink plenty of water and made half-arsed attempts at sticking to my plan. In the end, though, my lack of willpower won out. The water has been enough to carry me through and result in only a small gain rather than a large amount of additional blubber.
What progress did I make in January?
Well, I set myself a target to lose 2.5kg over the month. I ended up gaining 0.2kg, so made no progress towards my weight goal. However, I did beat my move (active calories burned) goal on my watch 28 times. That’s quite a big one for me, given how little I actually move when the kids aren’t in school.
What can I do better in February?
First of all, making myself accountable for my actions. I am terrible at hiding sneaky treats, and this needs to stop. It’s not even really a treat if I feel terribly guilty about it afterwards. It’s the same old story, too much input, not enough output. February would be made better if I increased the work (and decreased the intake somewhat).
What are my goals for February?
- Lose 2.7kg. This is the 2.5kg I wanted to lose during January plus the 0.2kg I actually gained. It’s not unrealistic, and as long as I stick to plan, I can do it easily.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day AND RECORD IT. I know I can drink the water… however, I frequently forget to record it.
- Take a 10-minute walk around the village each day. I can build it back up again, but until the children go back to school, a 10-minute walk is just enough to get me back into making sure I have some exercise.
How do I feel about my weight loss journey?
This is the hard one, I feel awful. However, I know I am the one responsible, and I think that makes me feel worse somehow. I have sabotaged my own progress, and I don’t know why. Maybe I would find the reason if I looked hard enough, but I don’t really want to look at it right now. I have no-one to blame but myself, and being hard on myself isn’t really helping me move forward.