Dear Diary,

It's day three of cutting my calories back to 1,200 and I am in it now. For the past few days I have had a tiny headache as the day moved forward but this morning I woke-up with it.

The goal is to drink 64 ounces of water a day and I have done that with ease. I even created a system where I drink 16 ounces an hour starting within the hour I wake-up to make it easier to achieve my goal before the end of the day and it's been working. The side effect of getting yourself rehydrated is going to the bathroom three or four times an hour but by the end of day two I felt that side effect has calmed itself. This morning I tried to drink my first eight ounces and I almost choked. It's not as easy but that's when you really gotta push through. I want a healthy gut and I know my first weigh-in will be good because I've flushed my system. So instead of  16 ounces an hour I will go for eight ounces an hour. Get It Right! Get It Tight!

Love Sarah J

When I lost weight three years ago I had never experienced a real weight-loss. I went from 231 in October of 2017 down to 172 in March of 2018. Slow and steady instead of dropping a few pounds here and there and then gaining a few pounds here and there.

Fast forward to today there were a few different factors that had me gaining almost all of it back. I am currently at 228.4. When I hit my goal I maintained for months and months so I ate what I wanted and didn't really count calories. I started working out as well and was really crushing it until I allowed an old co-workers complaint about the fact I was spending time at the gym during work hours derail me. In radio there is no real work schedule so that was a dumb comment that I could have ignored but I buckled and scraped the gym. Then started eating my feelings again and here we are.

During the first few months of my weight-loss journey I created a group on Facebook called Get It Right! Get It Tight! I encourage you to join, we share meal and snack ideas, funny memes and videos of work-outs. It's a support group, not a group trying to sell products because at the end of the day it's the calories that you eat that determine where your weight goes. I didn't believe it, but if you don't know how much you're putting in your body, you can't figure out what your maintenance calorie count is (mine's 1,700) and what my weight-loss calorie count is 1,200.

It's going to suck at first but nothing awesome comes easy, you'll appreciate the hard work and focus you are giving back to yourself and you are not alone.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us! Find me on Facebook @sarahjthedj and let's Get It Right! Get It Tight Together!

Get It Right! Get it Tight!

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