Friday, March 30, 2012
I cannot believe that I have lost 10 lbs in such a short time. I lost 11 pounds last year and it took me 4 months to do that- but yep I gained it back
So, I decided to start over in January. I have lost 10 lbs in 2 months. I have tracked my food and exercise missing very few days (yea me!) Tracking has made me very conscious of what I choose to eat and what I pass up. I quit drinking 32 oz of pop a day and now only have 1 or 2 12 oz cups filled with ice and that does it for me. Water consumption is up and I started zumba. Which, I have found that I LOVE!!! I started drinking shakes with orange juice, fresh or frozen fruit, and yougart- sometimes I use milk instead of the juice. I have those twice a day and eat a sensible supper with a small portion of meat and lots of veggies. I'm ready for summer so I can have those fresh out of my garden!
Sitting in a classroom all day has been hard on food choices so I went the shake route and it is really working for me! I'm not as hungry since I have a great source of protein in the shake and the yogurt, when I do get hungry I grab some almonds or fresh/dried fruit. I have the most trouble when I start to get sleepy in my room (ISD is not a regular classroom where I move all day). I start wanting something crunchy to munch on so I try to have some gum handy for those times and I have found that sitting on the exercise ball helps to wake you up too.
I still have a moment when I am tempted to eat something with empty calories but it is getting easier to not succumb to those temptations. I don't always make it but it helps for the next time I really crave a chocolate or chips. I can remind myself that I have already had my one OOPS for the week!
I am super excited that I have lost the 10 lbs and can't wait to loose ten more. After 10 more I'll have to look at myself in the mirror and decide to loose a few more or just maintain. I am 5' 10 so if I loose to much I will start to look bad and that is not my goal. I just want to loose the weight so that my butt and waist line can fit in the same size jeans!! Preferably a size 9/10!!
So for today I'm happy where I am and I will continue to work hard to loose to my goal and then work to maintain the final weight- toning up will go a long way with this as well.