Well, sorry I'm not going to tell you....at least today. My weight is a highly guarded secret. Sometimes Jim comes in the bathroom when I'm on the scale. I immediately jump off and hide the number with my foot. I know some people just throw their weight out there all the time, but I don't, especially when the number is no where close to where I want it to be right now.
But, I'm considering telling you. Because I know for me, and many others, weight loss is so much about accountability.
About a month ago I wrote a post about how I was ready to lose weight. I had finally gotten to the point where I knew I had to make a change. I didn't. I lost a few pounds, only to gain it back. Now a month later, I'm still at the same weight.
Here's my problem. I eat healthy and I exercise alot. I eat tons of salads and fresh fruits. I workout 10+ hours per week. But I also eat junk. I love SUGAR. As a matter of fact I think I am truly addicted to it. I want it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So in my mind, when I workout as much as I do I can eat it. But it doesn't work that way. Two workouts a day (some days) does not mean I can eat whatever I want. Lately, I've had a craving for Little Debbie Brownies. You can buy them at the convenience store. They are like 800 calories for one brownie. I also love Cadbury Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs this time of year. Delish!
It makes me so mad at myself that I don't have more self control. I can put together a training plan for a half marathon, marathon or triathlon and stick to it. But for some reason I can not stick to eating healthy....all the time. Not just for a day or two, but all the time. Part of the reason is because I'm aging and weight loss is slow. I used to be able to really watch what I ate for a day or two and I could lose 5 pounds, now I'm lucky to see the scale move 1 or 2 pounds in a week. It's easy to lose your motivation this way.
So, I am considering just putting it all out there. Let you in on my little secret and then post weekly about my weight loss. Accountability.
I've seen other bloggers that do this. Have you found it works?
Triathlon season is just around the corner and I'm 15 pounds heavier than I was this time last year. Is that wet suit gonna fit?? How about those tight tri shorts?? It's not gonna be pretty if I don't do something soon.
Thoughts?? Opinions?? Words of Advice??