I’ve been waiting for a milestone that I felt was significant enough to talk about the progress I’m making. Please excuse the poor quality of some of them (sorry Kelli!) stupid Lightroom applied auto-contrast while I was importing them and I didn’t have time to fix it after they were uploaded.
I weighed something like 200 lbs at the birth of T1, and lost around 15 at the birth which is why I say that I’m 25 lbs down now and not 40.
I often have days where I don’t feel like I’ve made much progress, so it’s nice to look through this and see that there is a small difference. I’m feeling extra confident as I type this because I’m wearing a pair of pants that my mom was throwing out, and they didn’t fit when I was here in June, but they look great now. I need to get a pair of pants in each size down so I can try them on because it’s such a great feeling to slide right into these! Fitday tells me that my weight loss rate for the past 4 months is at about .76 lbs/month.
If you’ve been reading my food blog you can see how I’m eating. I won’t order meat/fish/eggs when we are eating out unless I know where they come from, and we don’t eat a whole lot of it at home either. I’m always working to get more vegetables in, and lately I’ve started making green monster shakes for lunch. Dairy is my vice most certainly, and I try not to keep sugar in the house because I”ll eat all day if I can. One secret to eating less junk food? Don’t keep it in the house. You won’t see chips or Skittles or other processed junk food in my pictures except for a few rare exceptions because I don’t buy them. Instead of fighting the fight, I just don’t put myself in a position to be tempted by them.
Exercise. I wish I could say I’m doing it, but I’m not. It’s hard for me to step away from all of the other things I want to do each day (including writing here) and spend 90 minutes working out. I’d say I average once or twice a week, 30 minutes a go, so it’s not nothing, just not what I want.
Weight loss has been slow lately, and I expect it to slow down even more as the holidays approach. My plan is to work harder on the days when I’m not celebrating with family and friends, and be relaxed the rest of the time. I think if I stay committed to taking pictures of each serving I put in my mouth that I’ll do less mindless face-stuffing and keep any weight gain at bay.