239: The Twenty-Pound Mark – Come and Gone!

I am very pleased to report that as of Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, I have lost 21 pounds! Down to 239 from 260 on Jan. 5!

I’ve been on diets before, and – as I’ve said – the first 20 pounds goes pretty easily. I had a lot of struggles trying to stick with the plan (which requires restricting myself to 1582 calories a day in order to lose 2 pounds a week – which I am currently blowing out of the water!), and there were a couple of times early on when I gained rather than lost. But the trick really is to just move on. If you mess it up, don’t let that be reason you give up because one bad doesn’t destroy everything!

And also, I give myself a little more freedom on the weekends to eat some things I may not eat during the week. I try not to go nuts, but just enjoy some foods that I really love. (That did get me into a little trouble early on, but I think it’s under control now.)

I’m also on a 3-day-a-week exercise regimen now, and it feels good to be a little more active again.

Please continue to keep me in your prayers.