August 17, 2017 – Thursday
The New Moon was ten days ago, but life has kicked back into nearly-full gear again which has made updating a challenge. Anything that is not directly demanding my attention usually ends up pushed aside in August. This is a pattern I am aware of, and intend to break by the end of next summer’s sabbatical. That being said, I did want to update even if I am running a tad behind.
As I usually do with the New Moon, I set some intentions for myself. This cycle the goals are as follows:
- Lose 10 pounds
- Get at least 7 hours of sleep nightly
- Exercise 4 times per week
Since embarking on my “new” diet phase this summer, I have not actually lost any weight on the scale. It is so very frustrating – but I know something is working, because my favorite jeans that did not fit me at the beginning of summer (read: could NOT button) are currently clinging to my abundant thighs as I type this, comfortably buttoned.
I honestly cannot really tell you what I did to deserve this body change. Officially, I have lost about 3 pounds this summer, but none since I posted the pictures a few posts back. And frankly, when you’re closer to 300 pounds than 200, 3 pounds are not even worth mentioning.
- Continue daily affirmations
- Wear FitBit to track daily goals (15,000 steps)
- Get SLEEP
- Drink 96 – 128 oz water every day
- Only eat at the 3 main mealtimes
- No snacking
- No grazing
- Listen to my guts
- Regular exercise
- Low-fat (<30g daily)
- Low-calorie (~1000 daily)
I am better at this every day. I will reach my goal, no matter how long it takes.