My Initial Goals

One of the “cherry to the toppers” that pushed me to eating healthy is a couple friends of mine who recently got engaged. They called and said they wanted to have a wedding in Mexico in the spring of 2017. My first thought was Yay! I’ve never been to Mexico! My next thought was oh god, I’ll have to be on a beach at a resort in Mexico where everyone is wearing a bikini and have beautiful cocoa bodies, I don’t want to look like this. And my goal was born.

Current weight as of July 12th 2015: 218

Goal weight: 160

Goal date: Spring 2017

Mental goal: Being healthy and more food knowledgeable

One of the other things I wanted to accomplish aside from the obvious weight loss is to be more aware of what I put in my body. I will eventually have cheat days/meals and will get down to my ideal weight and be able to maintain it more, therefore, be less strict about my calorie and carb count. But I want to make myself aware and to really think about what I put in my body. I want to look at food as a nourishment, and an occasional treat, but not as a treatment for emotional distress or boredom, or even an addiction. I want to change my mindset, and that will be the hardest part of it.

I started this mid-June, and weighed approximately 224. I have lost 6 lbs and 3 inches in most places. I will post my monthly measurements as progress as well and will be updating with a graph of weightloss as time progresses!