I have to keep this in my mind at all times!!!!! I am someone who as a child, teenager or in my twenties never had to worry about my weight. It was never an issue. I was always a perfect size 4. Then I aged into my thirties, met Mark and all of sudden I started going up in size. At first I wasn't too concerned, as long as I stayed in the single digits of clothing I was ok. Well...I moved to size 10 and that broke me. I tried losing weight last year but whenever I started....something happened. I think my first hurdle was Strep throat, that turned into bronchitis which lasted for over 3 weeks. I got out of the routine, tried to start but then school got frustrating. Let's face it. I have an excuse for why I don't diet. One of the main reasons...I like food especially anything Fried or cooked in butter!!!! I told myself as long as I don't get to 140 life will be ok...I stayed around 138 for a long while. Last Sunday, I stepped on the scale and I weighed in at 149.1. Yep..0.09 before I reached 150!!!!! I cried!
I knew something was up because well..I can't fit into any of my pants. That isn't true. I have one pair of capris that fit without me having to squeeze my belly in or lay on the bed. I have one pair of capris and one pair of jeans that if I lay on the bed, I can fit into them. I do worry the button will pop off though.
I am dieting again! This time I found an app for my Ipad called Lose it. I like it because I can also log into the website to list my food and exercise for that day. The best thing...if you exercise, it lets you eat more food!!!!! YUM!!! I don't feel like I am starving. I can honestly say that this week, I haven't eaten all of my calories. My plan is too lose 1 lb a week. As you can see from the picture above, that is alot! So by May of 2013, I will hopefully be at my goal weight. How will I know if I am there?? By one pair of jeans. I have kept the pair of jeans that I wore on my first date with Mark. I can't even get them up past my knees now...but once I can put them on and zip them with no problem. I will reach my goal!!!
I am using my Biggest Loser Wii game for exercise. I try to work out at least 4 days a week plus my weigh in day. What happens this week when I was working out? I twisted my ankle...but I bought a brace and not letting it get me down!!!! I am also climbing the stairs at work and parking farther away so I have to walk. Another thing I am doing is trying to eat more whole foods, not pre-packaged meals. I do love to eat out though...
I would love any tips or suggestions you may have on weight loss. What has helped you??? Any good recipes????