And gone for good, I might add. That puts my loss for this month at 11 pounds. Believe me, I totally understand that this rate of weight loss will not continue forever, but I’m going to take it while I can.
When I put all of my stats in on SparkPeople.com, I said I’d like to reach my goal by the end of this year. Once they figured everything out, they said I’d need to lose 10 pounds a month to reach my goal by then. I’ve played this game long enough to realize that I probably won’t lose 10 pounds every month, especially once I get closer to my goal weight. So I figure anything over 10 pounds I get this month is going to help me in those later months.
You know, some people say you should lose the weight slowly to keep it off. But now I’m reading and hearing a different point of view. Saying you have a better chance of keeping the weight off if you lose it quickly. I don’t know if either viewpoint is correct. I tend to think it depends on what you do once you’ve lost the weight. If you go back to eating the way you did when you were heavier, you’ll definitely gain the weight back. I think you have to remain vigilant and maintain an awareness in order to keep the weight off.
I’m feeling pretty good about my efforts so far this month. I increased my cardio minutes today and did pretty well with that. I’m on my way!!