It's kind of early in the day to be posting already for me, but I just couldn't wait. I had to give you guys my goals for this Biggest Loser competition, now that I've worked some of them out.
I finally found out when the last day of the competition is- or the last weigh in: it's on August 23rd. That gives me 11 weeks from today. 77 more days. Right now I weigh 143. If I lose 1 pound a week- that will put me at 132 pounds. If I lose 1.5 pounds a week- that puts me at 126.5. And if I lose 2 pounds a week- we're talking 121. What the...what? I've never weighed anything close to that- I haven't been under 130 pounds since I was...12 maybe? I don't even know when. I will be STOKED if I am anywhere around 132; so that is what I'm shooting for. If I lose more- GREAT! I will be happy. If I lose less that's okay too. I don't know if it's enough to win the money, but who cares, right? The money has always just been icing on the cake for me; I'm not planning on winning it. Losing 11 pounds from here to the end will still put me around a 10% total body loss including everything that has been lost so far in this competition. It's enough to bring me back to an ideal weight for my body type, and I'm actually really excited to make this happen. I'm inspired right now; happy. Excited, hopeful.
I went to the gym this morning and lifted legs- so hard. Especially because my legs are still sore from last week's workout! I also had a super healthy breakfast...consisting of half of a banana before the gym, and then an egg, an egg white, spinach and mushrooms when I got back. I'm tracking everything I eat; I'm tracking my work outs, I feel strong and healthy, and I'm ready to do this! 77 days! LOOONNNNG...but good. The goals are not too steep. I can lose 1 - 1.5 pounds a week. I will be successful in this journey...
On a different note- I've been thinking a lot about my blog (again). A few days ago I went back and read my first post; it was so nostalgic to go back and read that first entry. It's been almost a year since I started my blog...I believe the first entry was in September (Can you believe it's already JUNE????). After reading it, I remembered that this blog has always been about dieting and dating for me...and how the two intermingle in my life. That first entry was about how insecure I was that the guy I was dating at the time was rolling around with me on my bed, grabbing me, and how self-conscious I was because he was touching my back fat. I've cut out the dating stuff lately but I don't feel like my blog is as complete without it. Plus I've gotten a few emails that people have written expressing that my readers miss the dating stuff. :) PLUS, I feel like it was wrong of me to freak out on someone for writing something that wasn't 'what I wanted'. If people want to say a different opinion, an honest opinion, they should be able to do so- many of you have given me honest feedback many times and I have not always been so stringent about it. I've read on other people's blogs where the comments weren't super positive or super uplifting, and the blogger will still post the comment. Should I incorporate my dating life back into the blog folks? I just feel like one affects the other here- my dating affects my dieting...and my dieting affects my dating (as much as I hate to admit that). I have always loved writing about both...and this blog has always been about both. Thoughts?