Thoughts on my first 5 days

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I did not start blogging until today because I wanted to spend a few days figuring out the site (and ensuring it was going to work for me!). Now that I have the hang of things, I'm ready to start putting my thoughts down.

I am here trying to lose the last 10lbs that have clung to my butt, belly, and thighs since my son was born 5 years ago. I am an active person and eat pretty healthy. I kept thinking the weight would come off just by being who I always was.

Turns out that who I always was is a girl that underestimates her caloric intake in a major way. No wonder the scale wouldn't budge!

Tracking my calories the past few days has been a huge eye opener. My activity level is great, my consumption not so much. I am really appreciating the meal plans and daily feedback. My eyes are wide open now as to the importance of portion size!

So, it goes to show that a person that eats vegetarian and works out 4-5 days per week can still hold onto weight by over eating. Perhaps I had become more of a starch-atarian?

I have a trip to Florida planned, my goal is to have this 10lbs off before we go. Funny thing, the last time I was at my target weight was for a trip to Florida. I found out I was pregnant with my son while we were there. Coming full circle...
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    How long until your trip? Or are you waiting until you've lost the weight?
    2729 days ago
    We all learn something new about ourselves as we start or continue on this amazing journey to better health. I am glad you have gotten the food and exercise trackers as the main part of your learning's as you start.
    Your first blog was great I hope you continue to have fun and enjoy life. emoticon
    2734 days ago
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