Day One

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STATS:

Weight – 142.6

Waist – 30

Hips – 35

Bust – 36

Today is day one of my weight loss journey. The time I finally stick to a plan, so that I can achieve my goals and prove to myself that I am capable. I hope to lose at least 20 pounds by my graduation in May.

I have been trying off and on to lose weight for about a year, but things always seem to get in the way. Things like traveling, busy schedules and my mental health have all stopped my from continuing to work towards the body I want to achieve. Like most girls, I am insecure about my body and have had an eating disorder and disordered eating. Although I still have my insecurities, body building has greatly improved my self-image. It gives my body a purpose other than waking up and going to sleep.

I have been lifting for almost 2 years now and can’t imagine going back to the lifestyle I was living before. But, just becauseĀ I go to the gym 5 days a week, doesn’t mean losing weight is easy for me. I struggle to lose weight and keep it off.

One of the main goals of this journey is to sustainably lose weight and lose it in a healthy way. I am starting this “cut” at 2000 calories. I am not counting macros, as being that detailed about my diet triggers disordered eating habits for me. I am just counting calories, as that has worked for me before when I didn’t even know what macros were.

I will weigh myself each week (Wednesdays), and if I have lost more than one pound, I will maintain my current intake of calories. If I have not lost more than one pound, I will decrease my calories by 50, and continue to do so whenever my weight loss has stalled.

I am hoping this blog will keep me accountable, as well as keep me motivated to continue this cut. I know it will be worth it.

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