I am officially halfway through my very first DietBet. In order to reach my 4% weight-loss goal for it, I have to lose at least 6.4 pounds in the four weeks. As of my weigh-in this morning, I am already down 4.2 pounds! That is right folks… I lost another 1.8 pounds in the last week! Woohoo!! I am ecstatic about this! I have really felt like I have been stuck in a weight rut the past few months… Up and down up and down, all within the same 3-4 pounds, over and over and over again. And it has not been for all for lack of trying or because I have been doing horribly on my journey. A lot of it has been because I have been gaining a ton of muscle from the specific workouts that I have been doing. And I am ok with that… I love seeing how toned certain areas of my body are getting (such as my arms, which I would have never thought possible!). But it is really nice to see the scale moving again!
What have I been doing differently? Well, I have been making sure I am getting plenty of cardio in, as well as the toning exercises. As much as I hate cardio, it is important. And it seems to be a key to my weight-loss success at this point in my journey. I have also, strange as it may sound, been eating a few more calories than I was. I had been wondering if maybe I was not eating mouth calories before, especially on the days when I was actually under my calorie goal. So I have been striving to at least meet my goal… And some days I have gone over by almost 100 calories, when I have felt like I needed the extra fuel. It seems to be working, so I am going to keep at it!
I am now feeling really optimistic about actually reaching my DietBet goal! When I started it, I was really just using it as a motivational tool, thinking that there was no way I would actually reach that high goal. But it is just within my grasp now and I am way excited to see what the final outcome is from these four weeks! I am also just a half a pound away from being back under my lowest weight on this journey… And I am just 3.2 pounds away from reaching my 30% lost of my starting weight! Woohoo! 62.2 pounds down now… And it feels GREAT!