After I wrote my last blog post regarding my frustrations with my weight and infertility, I decided to make a weight loss journey chart where I am having myself do certain things everyday to achieve my goal. My goal right now is to lose between 30 to 40 pounds by my birthday which is July 31st; which gives me 21 weeks to do so.
Here is the chart I have been made and have been using:
As you can see, I have the days of the week written down and so next to each day I will weigh my self every morning and write my weight down…I recently saw a tik Tok where someone mentioned how weighing yourself is better because when you do it weekly like I use to do, you might be losing weight during the week but the night before you may have too much water, too much salt, went out to eat and ate more than usual so your weight is higher than it was suppose to be. So you lose motivation that you’re not losing weight, that what you are dong isn’t working. I never thought about it that way so here I am now just weighing myself every morning and writing it down next to each day.
Lets go over each task:
*Intermittent Fasting 12 to 16 hours: I right now am only fasting for weight loss purposes; most days I fast for 14 hours which is doable for me and I have done this before and have lost weight with just fasting 14 hours. Some days I will end my fast at 13 other days 14. It really depends on the day. However, this really helps me because I am such a snack person so I will literally snack until I go to sleep…I guess you can I have NO SELF CONTROL! Well if I am fasting obviously I cant so that helps a lot. I cannot go too long while I am hungry because I get shaky so what I try to do is I will break my fast with coffee and creamer, this will hold me for a while and then I’ll usually eat something an hour or two later. Again I use to wake up and had to eat before so this is progress. I do want to try to fast eventually for the health benefits of it but just not yet, maybe in the future!
*Walking 1 to 2 miles a day. I am a slow walker and usually need 2 or so breaks in-between, so right now my 1 mile takes me about 28 or so minutes.
*Strength training 3 to 4 times, I want to get stronger plus strength training helps with weight loss so I want to do it 3 to 4 times a week along side cardio.
*128 oz of water or more. I am so bad about drinking water and so far since I started this little chart on Monday, I have been really good about drinking my water…its a struggle though and the amount of times I have to go to the bathroom now is insane!
*Read for at least 10 minutes. One thing I really enjoyed about 75 hard was the reading part, it forced me to sit down and read and so I knew I had to include this in here. I mean who doesn’t want to educate themselves everyday right?
Well those are the tasks, I obviously didn’t put anything regarding diet because any “DIET” I will automatically fail…I hate the word so what I do is I just watch what I eat.
Next Monday will be a week that I am doing this so I will share my weekly chart and how I feel, my progress, etc on a weekly basis!