A Real Health Journey: Typical New Year’s Resolutions and Getting Over It

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Starting Weight: 198 LBS

It’s the first of January and I’m reflecting on my goals for the year. I have the typical ones. I would like to be more successful in my work, master a foreign language, lose weight, and do well in school.

I’m keeping track of my weight loss journey to keep myself motivated and share some things that work and don’t work. Last month, I signed up for a 12-month commitment to Weight Watchers. It’s worked for me in the past and it should work again. I’ve been following it here and there during the month of December to get my feet wet and now I’m in it full force.



Where I Need To Be…


Today I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical (my favorite machine) and about 15 minutes of strength training with Pinterest workouts. I’m working on a 30 day Butt and Gut challenge and an arm workout.

I didn’t eat too well. I had a good breakfast (Bagel Thin, Egg, and Fat-Free Latte). Then I had Chipotle and the rest of my rib dinner for lunch and dinner, respectively.

There’s one thing to make clear. I’m not losing weight as part of a New Years Resolution. Over recent years depression and bad eating habit allowed the pounds to sneak up. Over the last six months, I gained another 10-15 pounds from cookies (among other things) and I decided that was it.



My downfall…Lovely Carbs


If I get over 200 pounds I may not make it back. So, I’m going on a weight loss journey and taking whoever wants to come with me.

Week 1 Day 1.