Phase 2: Refocus and Commitment

2009/01/12 at 6:07 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, lifestyle change, Motivation, weight loss, weight loss blog, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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With the New Year in full swing, I’m sure many of you may have made the resolution to lose weight. If you have, I salute you and wish you well.

But even after losing my weight, I’m not entirely satisfied.

If you recall, because I had reached my goal so far ahead of time, I committed myself to getting down to 190 lbs. I had referred to this next step as Phase 2–and it starts tomorrow.

Yes, after taking it easy and staying within a range of +/- 5 lbs. over 3 months after reaching my goal, I have decided that it is indeed time to take the plunge and get to 190 lbs. by my 40th birthday which is a little over a month away (February 14th). At my current weight of 203.0 lbs., that means I need to lose an average of 3.25 lbs. per week, slightly more than my doctors’ recommendation.

I’m not going to get too confident and call this a piece of cake. In fact I shouldn’t even try to lose it so quickly–13 lbs. in a month may be a bit lofty, but I’m going to try my best to make it. Even if I only lose 10 lbs. then I’ll consider it a success.

I started tonight by engaging myself in an hour of Wii Fit as opposed to my standard 30 minutes. My son and I also rode our bikes a little over a mile today and I drained, cleaned and waxed our spa. Hey, every little bit of activity helps, you know. My next step may be to buy My Fitness Coach since, even though it has proven itself as very efficient, Wii Fit’s activities can become quite monotonous after so long. Note that I said “may” about My Fitness Coach because I’m still up in the air about it, even if I do have a few gift cards to burn.

This also means that I will be breaking out the Weight Watchers Points Excel chart and that the Weekly Weigh-Ins are back if only for 4 weeks. I haven’t done either since reaching 200 lbs. so I think now is the time bring them back! About the only change there is that they will be posted on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays as in the past. This Wednesday is the 14th–exactly 1 month from my birthday, which falls on a Saturday this year. I’m beginning with today’s weight and taking it from there.

So now I need to shift my focus and re-commit myself to losing the weight I promised myself I would lose. I’ve noticed some dangerous behaviors in the last 3 months–snacking being the real killer–and I know they must change. And while I’ve tried to keep myself busy I know I can do better.

I’ve already bought the right foods for at least this week’s lunch; I will buy more healthy goodies on Friday when I get paid.

There you have it. Again, My current weight is 203.0 lbs. and it’s time to get this rockin’. See you Wednesday!

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2 Comments

  1. Here’s to Tomorrow. Way to get back on track and re-commit. Once i write my goals out i immediately feel more motivation to reach them. Especially when all my readers are reading it too =)

    Thanks for sharing Phase 2. It will be fun to follow along and hear about what you find works best for you.

  2. Thanks! I’m hoping I’ll be able to make it since it is rather lofty. Stay tuned 🙂


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