We’re now into October and the weather has finally started to cool off here. This weekend marks our annual Fall Festival, which means a parade, a lot of walking, and unhealthy food for days. I won’t be eating anything at the Fall Festival for obvious reasons but I will be enjoying the weather and exercise.
Anyway, my results for September weren’t everything I’d hoped they’d be but it’s nothing to sneeze at either. I wasn’t expecting to lose as much weight as I did in August but I was hoping for more than I lost. But, I have no one to blame but myself. I didn’t exercise nowhere near as much as I should have or needed to. I’ve really got to get off my ass and move more.
My weight fluctuated a lot last month and I spent a few days being really discouraged. I didn’t quit, which is a huge sign of growth for me (pun not intended). I’m growing as a person because, any other time, that would have been the end of my journey….again.
Okay, on to the results for September. Drum roll please……
On September 1, I weighed 260.8 pounds and by mid-September I was 253.2 pounds. By the end of the month, I weighed in at 251.6 pounds, for a total loss of 9.2 pounds.
October will be a month of more exercise and less coffee. Yes, I said it, less coffee. I’m working my way down from a large iced caramel mocha to a medium and, eventually a small. I can’t believe I’m actually willingly downsizing my coffee but it’s just way too many calories. There are 350 calories in a large. Do you know how much food that is? It’s a lot and the food sticks with me longer than the coffee.
I also need to re-evaluate my food choices because I don’t feel as though I’m eating as healthy as I was before. I’ve been eating a lot of the sandwich thins (whole grain, of course) instead of actual whole grain bread. I’ve noticed that I’m still a little hungry after my lunch and I wasn’t when I was eating the whole grain bread. I’m going to give it a shot and see if it makes a difference.
How was your September?