I am really seeing the payoff right now. I am down almost 5 pounds in 5 days. That isn't bad is it??? Inspired by my best friend who is also doing a weight loss program. I am going to post my weight for the world to see. I have been keeping my weight a secret since many people know me as a smaller framed person and probably can't see me weighing this much. When I started my program last week I weighed in at 160.2. Eeekkk.
Now the only other time in my life when I weight this much was after I graduated from High School I was in a car accident where I was hit from behind. This accident really messed up my back and I was not able to be active and I was living on my own for the first time in my life. Needless to say, I didn't make the best choices on my eating and activity habits. I weighed as much as 167 and that happened to be the same weight as my boyfriend at the time. That sparked a big weight loss program where I was able to get down to 118 pounds in a period of six months. The first 25 pounds came off from working hard at the gym with a trainer, changing my eating habits, and being more active. The second 25 pounds came off after that relationship ended and I didn't eat much at all. I don't recommend the break-up diet to anyone but it did work in my favor. LOL
This morning I weighed in at 155.4 pounds. Woohoo!!! Almost 5 pounds down, 11.4 more to get to my first goal before San Diego. I love to see the progress and that really keeps me motivated through out the day. I know that my rewards will not always be present on the scale so on the days that I don't lose weight or even gain a small bit will not bring me down. I am in this for the long haul, not just until our trip to San Diego. I would like to have a better life style change that will stick with me so I don't have to yoyo up and down all the time. My work pants are already fitting better. I didn't want to run out and buy new work pants so this diet is already saving me some money on new clothes. Although I did buy a pair of skinny jeans that I found on the clearance wrack at American Eagle. I hope to be able to wear those in San Diego. Who knows, I may blow through that size faster than I think and I may need a "new" pair of skinny jeans. New clothes can be motivation, am I right ladies???
I'm going to post a few of my favorite things to eat right now in case you all want to know what is working for me. I am loving the Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal - Maple and Brown Sugar. I love this stuff. It is quick and easy and I add a bit of peanut butter to the oatmeal to give it a little more taste and some extra protein. My favorite snack is apple slices and peanut butter. Do you see a peanut butter theme here? This girl loves peanut butter. :) I'm also eating lots of fresh fruits. For veggies I have been using the Steam Fresh bags to get my veggies quickly but I hope to add more fresh veggies into the routine here as well. Chicken and Turkey are my main protein with some occasional tuna.
So here you go, my first Monday weigh in with plenty of progress to report. My goal this week is to add in more exercise to help keep my momentum going. Wish me luck!
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