Journey to a Healthier Me – Days 23-29 – Four Weeks down – Hitting a slight plateau

I’ve almost made it through my first month of this new journey. I’m down about 14 pounds. Not bad for one month. As I predicted, I am not posting and updating that often. I’ve been a bit busy and working on other articles, so I haven’t been silent, but not posting about my journey. I’m glad I was able to stop and do it again today. If I can keep this updated at least once a week, I think I’m still good.

For those that have not been following, a few weeks ago, I started a new weight loss journey and am using this blog to keep my journal as well as keep me on track and honest. You can follow my story and read the previous posts here: My Journey to a Healthier Me

I’m still keeping to the diet pretty nicely. I’m a little looser on the weekends, but watching my portions and calories carefully so even if I “cheat” a little, I’m not overdoing it. Like this weekend I had some popcorn and chips, but was very careful to keep within my calorie counts (about 300 calories allotment for snacks) and skipped other snacks. I really start to struggle when I get stressed as that’s always my downfall as an emotional eater. Last night I was struggling with it and almost reached for the chocolate that’s still in the house. I managed to stop myself and instead snacked on some kix, again keeping the calories within my limits. Not the best choice, but better than candy or other junk. That was a really big accomplishment for me. Before I started this, I absolutely would have eaten way more than a little chocolate and then some.

My weight loss has slowed down and plateaued a bit. I wonder if it’s the weekends that are doing me in, but I’ve also slowed down on my exercise. I have to discipline myself to keep at it and get up every morning. After I was feeling down last night, I didn’t push myself to get up this morning. I have to work on that to get myself moving as I need both the diet and the exercise if I’m going to keep losing properly. My hip and lower back are still bothering me, so walking is difficult, but I’m thinking of starting a little bit to see if I can start working on that.

I did manage to get in some exercise on Sunday as well as yesterday. My little girl managed to wake up and join me again yesterday. That definitely helps with my motivation.

I’m starting to struggle more with the exercise again. Probably because I’m not doing it as often. I really have to push myself to keep at this.

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