As usual, my weight is creeping up this summer. I’m not sure why I’m different from most people – I lose weight in the winter and gain it in the summer. Great timing! Thanks, body 😦 It’s something to do with brown fat vs white fat or some other science-y thing like that.
My weight has always fluctuated, both seasonally and because of my (lack of) motivation. With about two months left until the official start of fall, I’m setting a goal of losing ten pounds by then. I do feel like I’m a little ahead of the game; generally it’s October before I realize I’ve put on some weight and start trying to lose it. I also don’t usually set a specific goal; I’m more like, well, I guess I should be on a diet again…
I’m also quick to blame any gain on the addition of muscle rather than me just adding some chunk. I know I overestimate the amount of muscle I put on. I’ve never done any strict, long-term lifting, but when I do get on a schedule, my body is pretty good about adding muscle quickly. But I’m pretty sure it’s more like a pound, not the three or four I tend to attribute to the lifting.
So, what’s different this time?
- I’ve “made it real” by publishing it here.
- I’ve set a tougher and more specific goal for myself.
- I’ve got a firm deadline.
- I’m going to try a new method of eating: caloric density.
I officially started yesterday at a weight of 129.8. Let’s just call that 130. Which, on my frame, is a lot. I start getting uncomfortable above 125. I’m pretty happy at 120. The first official day of fall is September 23, so I’ve got a little over two months. About a pound a week. That might not seem so bad, but I am horrible at staying on a diet. I know that holding myself accountable here each week is going to make a big difference. I’ll weigh-in each Monday and will be telling you about the new wardrobe I need to buy for fall since I’ll be so skinny 😉
Please share any diet motivation tips & tricks!