Monday, January 22, 2007

weight loss battle 07-2 weeks in

So I am now two weeks into this year's weight loss battle. I have officially been to the gym 9 times in the last two weeks (5 the first week and 4 last week). I am feeling better and seem to have more energy. I am still struggling with the motivation to go to the gym each day, but so far I have been consistent. I really need to do two things-make sure I eat breakfast, and make sure I don't go back to sleep after Meg goes to work. I think if I make myself go to the gym then I may be more motivated throughout the day.

As it relates to weight loss, I have only lost two pounds, but it is two pounds, which means I have not gained. I just need to figure out what I need to do. I have been trying to cut calories and eat healthier, but maybe I need to step it up even more.

So the battle continues, but for this time, a victory-more energy and two pounds down. I still have 3 weeks until the 14th of February to meet my first goal of 14 by the 14th, so I need to keep busy!


Eric and Kendra said...

Patience my friend. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week, so I say you're doing great. Eric and I are also working to lose right now. So far so good. I only weigh myself once a week so that I don't obsess over it. Tomorrow night is the night. Lost 1.6 lbs the first week, and I'm hoping for more tomorrow! Keep up the work Matt!

Josh said...

Keep battling man! Know that I am right there with you fighting hard and trying to figure all this out in my own life as well.

Good job on the nine visits to the gym. Exercise without a tennis racquet is killer for me!

Eric and Kendra said...

Just wanted to share with someone who understands...I'm down 5 lbs in 2 weeks. Woo hoo! Now if I could just find time to exercise, I'd be feeling even better!

Shoemaker Family said...

Hey guys...I'm a stalker coming to the surface! :)

Have you ever joined Weight Watchers? WW combined with exercise really works when Sep (my hsuband) and I are attempting to lose weight. I mean it REALLY works!

I'm 4 months pregnant with our second child and our son is only 7 months old, yes too soon - do the math, but Sep gains while I'm pregnant and is begging me to do WW with him right now and I'm like get a life - I'm pregnant!!! But seriously, I would highly, highly recommend it. And we do not feel hungry on their program!

Care if I link you guys to our site? It's so fun to find you and check out what you're doin with life!

Sorry I wrote so much! Allison (Hess) Shoemaker

Matt said...

Allison-So great to hear from you. Feel free to link us, no problems at all. Glad to see all is well, we'll be praying for your pregnancy. We have talked about WW but haven't joined yet, we are still working the budget stuff out-the nice thing is, Meg has been a member before so she knows how it works and so we can still do it without paying the weekly fee. Keep in touch!

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