There’s good news and there’s bad news… typical in life, eh?!?

The good news is I’ve lost a bit of weight. The bad news is the program has been delayed – again.

To say that I’m a bit pissed is an understatement. To postpone something once is semi-understandable. To postpone something twice – the night before, I might add – is inexcusable. This postponement was because people dropped out after the first postponement, and they no longer have the requisite minimum of 8 people to run the cohort. The newest potential start date is now November 16th. And that’s assuming, I guess, that they can miraculously find more people between now and then. I think I’m going to pass.

Back to the good news…

On September 14th – when I was first officially signed up and had my meet and greet meeting – I weighed in at 240 pounds. This morning, six weeks later, I weigh 232.4.

I’ve been going to the gym, seeing my Physical Therapist, eating better, moving more, and feeling great. I signed up for 8 sessions with a Personal Trainer to get me started and he has been great at pushing me and teaching me how to push myself. I’m a slug by nature, so the learning to push myself part has been important. It seems to be working.

Diet-wise, I’m weighing and logging things, but I’m not dieting. I’m eating what I want, I’m just making better choices and eating smaller portions. I usually have a popsicle at night for dessert, but there are also homemade brownies portioned and in the freezer. They’re not off-limits, but I won’t eat one if I had a heavy meal that day. Smarter choices.

I once thought that The Program would be my motivation to do this. What I’ve found out these past six weeks is that I am my motivation. My own confidence and ability to do this are what’s going to get me through.

That being said, I do plan on doing weekly updates on Wednesdays. A little added motivation never hurts…