Finally the scale read below 270, I'll take that 269.5 and keep lowering that number until I reach my goal weight. Now, I really don't know what that number really is. I may love my body at 160, or 150. But 145 sounded like a good number and apparently its where I should be for my height and build. But we'll see!
Taking my time in this first Phase of my weight loss journey because in the past I was in such a hurry to lose weight I starved myself many times and look where it got me. I'm learning new eating habits, and that takes a little time to absorb. Yes, I know many out there cringe at weighing their food or measuring something, but for me - I HAVE to know what I am eating especially when it comes to like cereal, rice and pasta. At some point I probably won't need to weigh or measure anything as I will have trained my eyes to know whats a healthy portion. I need this - may not be for everyone - but its been working for the last couple of months and I'm seeing results.
True, I need to take working out a notch UP as weight loss without some form of exercise and strength training, etc. Only leaves you with a smaller you - no definition or the shape you saw in your vision. Case in point, yes I've lost like 20 pounds.. but its taken my pear shape body to a slightly smaller pear shape.
I need to workout. So thats why I started doing a light dumbbell routine. I SEE in my vision what I want to look like - and diet and healthy eating alone will not get me there. Especially if I want those nice abs! lol
True some people can lose weight and their body snaps into shape and they don't need to do much else but continue to eat healthy - however, I wasn't born with those genetics. I HAVE to work out, and I want THAT body that I visualize all the time having.
Quick note on staying on track.. always.. always have food in the house thats healthy. LOL.. I've been so busy that I didn't go grocery shopping so all I had was some canned vegetables, brown rice, Ramen noodles (so not good for you), a couple fiber bars, one potato left and some cheese in the fridge. lol
So, I had a potato with a medley of corn and green beans. Thank goodness I still have some chocolate protein powder left.
.. ok.. back to job hunting. :)