My goal for 2010 was to lose 10 lbs by the end of the year. Of course, where most might consider this a small goal, for me it was a bit of a challenge. I will explain what I did and how I got here to my current weight of 176. It was a journey all right, but I got there and now it’s to get further down the road.
To start with, I decided I was going to give up soda pop. Now, where most people could say “oh that’s not too hard” for me, it was. I was not a coffee drinker, and tea didn’t quite do it for me in the caffeine department. I wanted to have the taste of soda, more then I wanted any thing else. I was use to it in my life, so getting rid of it was somewhat of a challenge. I began going cold turkey with this, and it really helped me feel a lot better in the end of it all. I felt more energy, and I noticed that I felt healthier alone with the replacement substance I was drinking, water, tea, and lemonade. I took out every thing that had any soda to it. No diet soda, no regular soda, no Coke Zero. It was very hard to do, but I managed. This one thing alone helped me a lot when it came to losing the pounds.
I began walking around my block at least once a day as well to make sure that I was getting the exercise I needed to maintain a healthy exercise regimen. This along with my taking out of soda actually helped me lose quite a few pounds. I noticed that my clothes were too small for me started to fit better as well as the ones I owned became loose on me! It was a sight to see. Though, it caused for me to have to shed a few dollars as well to buy some clothes that fit, it was well worth it.
After about a year or so, I ended up getting back on the soda, and kind of lost my way with giving it up completely. However, I did continue to exercise and instead of having a regular soda pop all the time, I had one occasionally with a dinner with friends or family. Though soda can be detrimental to your body in some ways, taking it at an easy pace is a lot better then having it all the time.
I honestly have to say though, if you’re really looking to shed a few pounds or any pounds at all, cutting out the soda intake is a very key thing to do. It helped me lose 10 pounds within a span of a year. If I worked out more and ate a little better I’m sure it would have been more.
Well, that’s the one way I lost 10 pounds in a year, and I did get to say I completed my weight loss resolution for 2010.