I began my weight loss journey on April 27th 2022 after I had returned from a funeral. While away attending the funeral I had sent a picture to my family, and one of my sisters having not seen me in a while noticed how big I had become.
She brought it to my attention that I had put on quite a bit a weight. I had actually heard this same message before, from some friends who are around me more often, but I did not take it seriously.
A week prior to attending the funeral, I had just gotten over a cold that had lingered for about a month, and it caused an alarm for me that I needed to take my health more seriously. I had been traveling a lot and because of that, including the time of the lockdowns, I didn’t make eating healthy food and exercise a priority. The lockdowns had my mind in survival mode and traveling had me in exploration mode. I wanted to try every dish that looked tasty.
Now that I have settle down a bit, I feel it’s time for me to really devote effort to improving my health. Hence this post, and the many to follow in which I will share updates about my eating habits, food choices, and how that is impacting my weigh loss.
My goal is to release 44 lbs. and as of this writing I have lost 3lbs 8 ounces. Thus far I had a few setbacks due to my enjoyment of food and over indulgence of it, But I am still on track.
I am moving steady towards my goal and I have not set a date for when I’d like to have release the weight because I am choosing to take it one day at a time. I don’t have any event I am preparing for whereas I need to fit into a small dress by a certain date, and I don’t want the added pressure which comes from setting expectations and deadlines that may not be reached on my timetable.
At the end of the day, I am dealing with a body here that has a mind of its own, and only it knows the rate at which it wants to let go of the weight. All I can do is do my part, feed it healthy foods at the right times, exercise, think “I am getting slimmer,” and it will do the rest.
If you have some pounds you want to lose, join me in this journey, we can do it together.
In the comments below, let me know how many pounds you want to release.
Till next post, wishing you all the best!
P.S. Below is a breakdown of my weight loss to date along with a couple breakdowns of what I did that day in relation to exercise and food.
April 27th 2022
Exercise: Light stretching + pushups, sit ups, leg lifts, jumping jacks
Breakfast: Fried Sweet Potatoes, eggs, fried onions
Lunch: Plantain chips, guacamole, salsa
Dinner: Mash Potatoes, mixed veggies, baked chicken
April 28th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 0.7lbs
Exercise: Morning: light stretching Afternoon: 20mins of Dancing
Lunch: Banana, Sausage with guacamole & salsa, plantain chips
Dinner: Salad with burger (no bun) guacamole and salsa on top
April 29th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 2.2lbs
May 1st 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 1.1lbs
May 2nd 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 1.8lbs
May 4th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 3.3lbs
May 5th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 4.0lbs
May 6th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 3.8lbs
May 7th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 4.4lbs
Note: I ate out at a restaurant the day before this weigh-in. I was surprised that I still lost weight
May 8th 2022
Total Weight loss to date: 4.4lbs
I didn’t get back on track eating right. I attended a birthday celebration and perhaps had too many slices of pizza. I was not thinking healthy eating, but my current weight was maintained
May 9th 2022
Weight loss to date: 3.6lbs
I assume because of my two restaurant days of eating and not making sure I was eating healthy, I put 0.8 lbs back on. It took a couple of days to show up. Very interesting.
Below is a gallery containing some of the foods I consumed. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I mostly drank water with meals. However on some occasions I did succumb to the pop and juice. But I did my best to keep it to a minimum. I learned along time ago not to drink my calories. However sometimes I still do it.