I should be keeping better track of my fat burning journey. When I started this weight loss blog I started it mainly to force accountability on myself. I mean I will surely look like a fool if I do not succeed. I figured it would also be a good place to share what works for me with other people who may be searching for a solution to their weight loss problems.
The truth is I haven’t tracked things as well as I should. When I started this journey in March I really should have measured the inches and everything. I will say this I have no more room to put more holes in my belt. I think I’m actually going to have to retire a belt that I’ve had for probably 10 years. As of today I have lost 72 pounds. From here on out I will start measuring on a regular basis to get a real idea of the actual inches lost. I have taken pictures of my fat loss. I will share some of them. I won’t post the shirtless ones, I don’t want to make anyone sick.
The truth is 72 pounds is a lot of weight. I can’t remember ever losing this much weight this fast. I haven’t starved myself. I haven’t been able to exercise as much as I should, due to very severe back problems. I won’t get into that. I know if I could have done more fat burning exercises I would have had better results with burning fat and building muscle.
While I am both satisfied and proud of myself for making it this far, I know in many ways this is just the beginning. The weight lost was not just burnt fat of course. I know I could not have lost that much weight without losing some muscle. I am doing my best though to keep and or increase any muscle tone I have.
These 72 pounds that I’ve lost puts me at about the halfway point, a little past. Now I am pretty sure the hard part begins.
When I started on my fat burning journey as I’ve been calling it, back in March I set a goal of a year. And as it seems I think I am on track. In total I am looking to lose between 140 and 150 pounds. The actual numbers may change as I near my goal. My goal was not only to lose weight but two truly get in shape for the first time in my life. I can act like these last few months have been easy losing all this weight so quick. The truth is in a lot a ways they have been. It has not been without some bad days though.
Recently I’ve been starting to hit the whole what’s the point sort of mindset. I really believe it’s something that every dieter goes through at least once in awhile. In a follow-up post I’ll discuss it a little bit more.
If anyone has any suggestions to what kept them motivated through these rough periods I would love to hear them here. Any kind of weight loss motivation would be good.