About six months ago I decided that I needed to get really serious about losing weight. I'm not hugely obese or anything but I do weigh more than I would like and my clothes are tighter than desirable.
You have to know a little bit about me. I'm lazy. I don't like doing any more work than I absolutely have to in order to get the job done. Some of my coworkers say that I am very efficient. Nope. I'm simply lazy. Why do twice the work when I can get the same results with half the effort?
Please keep this personality trait in mind as I relate my story.
My first attempt at losing a few pounds was to swear off sugar in May. I have a friend who doesn't eat any sugar each January as a way to lose a couple of pounds after the holidays but also to remind herself that she's not a slave to it. And I was successful. I went a month without sugar. It was actually quite liberating. Total weight loss for the month of May: 0 pounds.
I then thought I would step it up a notch and began working out in the mornings (at 5:30am! That's how determined I am) with my brother-in-law. He's been a great personal trainer and I am in WAY better shape. BUT...I didn't lose any weight. Total weight loss for the months of June, July, and August: 0 pounds.
In September, Cami invited her family to participate in a family "biggest loser" competition. At this point, because of my competitive spirit and with money on the table, I got even more serious about losing weight. Total weight loss for the month of September: 3 pounds. WAHOO!
Now we're into October and so far I'm down another pound or two. I'm hoping to be down about six more pounds by the end of the month.
I think I've found the next phase of my weight loss program.
What do you recommend I do to lose some weight?