Weight loss boot camp: an update

Twelve days ago, I posted about embarking on a weight loss boot camp. My vision: to lose 10 pounds in a little over five weeks. I thought the short-term, intense focus of a “boot camp” would help me stay on track.

So how’s it going? Well, I am writing to report that in 12 days, I’ve actually put on two pounds! I think I walked the dog once, never even so much as sat my ass on the Pilates reformer (although I stared at it quite a bit while watching TV), and I ate my face off at restaurants and at home with fabulous baked goods and no will power.

What’s the problem? I’ve pinned it down to one key element that I am missing that Barbara mentioned in her comment on my Making dreams come true: an update post. I need the “just do it” attitude!

I think Barbara hit the nail on the head – you can have the greatest plan in the world but if you don’t “just do it,” you’ll get nowhere.

It’s a new day and a new week. Here’s to not looking back, no self-criticism or negative self-talk! I am going to stop “thinking” about losing weight, stop writing about losing weight, and I am going to “just do it!” already!

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