After a month-and-a-half of attempting to lose those pounds and shed those inches off my body, I finally found out for myself one fundamental truth: taking them off is one thing; keeping them off is another.
The latter is a tougher one, actually.
Since after attaining the 10-lb lose, I kind of got stuck with that for the next two weeks. I was reading an article online, and I found out the reason why. The first ten pounds are actually the latest and newest layers of fat that are still easy to dissolve and get rid off. But the next layers are the REALLY tough ones–they are the ones you’ve accumulated over a longer period of time, and it may take twice or thrice the exercise schedule you have been doing in a week, as well as a stricter monitor of what you actually eat each week.
I have to admit, I veered away from the eating plan one too many the past week. But as soon as I set down this post online, I’m keeping true to my commitment, and will add more to it–more discipline, more tougher exercises, more strict diet.
If it’s any worth, the first month of this 6-month plan has shown me I’m on the right track. The rest is just a matter of staying on it for the next five.
This is really it–I’m out on a quest to finally lose weight and shed off those inches on my tummy for the next five months!
As a prelude to my goal of trimming down, I already finished 31 days off the supposed 6-month program. I wanted to make sure first I was on the right track before deciding to publicize my “adventure.” Thus far, after 29 days, I have already shed off an inch from my tummy, and 10 lbs. off my body weight. The results only prove I’m on the right track, and all I need to do is to double what I have been doing if ever I want to slash more days off my remaining time frame. Perhaps posting my weight-loss quest-slash-challenge online will give extra motivation (and obligation) for me to fulfill my goal.
I see the next five months to be a piece of cake now for me. The last 31 days have been more of an experimental period for me to find out which diet and exercise program will work. I found out that the exercise system I am following right now has done a great job of taking away those 10 lbs. But it’s with the diet program that I was quite inconsistent. Actually, I was the only one who devised my own diet program. Turns out I was doing more of starving rather than trimming myself in a healthy manner.
Last week a former student of mine e-mailed me a diet program that helped him lose 20 lbs in just 21 days. He did twice that what I had done in 2/3 the time I spent. Just in time, I received a copy of the diet program he followed just as I am about to finish my first month of shaping up. And I am committed to following this new program.
I will not promise anything. If there’s one thing I know for sure, I’ve been through a lot of attempts to lose and shed. And I’ve failed just as many times. That I am here, posting about what I am about to do, only means the last attempt I had at losing weight didn’t work. Hopefully this one (finally!) will do the trick.
I’ll see you after a week here in our blog, and I’ll tell you if I got more pounds off with the new diet I’m following. If it works, you’ll hear from me soon.