Remember my rant?
I'm taking a cue from the wonderful Cathy Z and documenting my journey through this weight loss craziness.
A picture every month or so and some thoughts and stats jotted down for good measure.
Here is what I did from my original May 23rd picture and blog post:
Nothing like using up the pink papers in my stash to document yourself!
And in other news, it will be five weeks tomorrow since I started my weight loss journey.
I've lost 13 pounds!
4 inches from my waist, 1/2 inch from neck and hips.
I cant say that I have done anything really dramatic.
Okay that is a lie, I don't eat as much as I did before.
I'm not dieting per say but I am using My Fitness Pal to keep track of the amount of calories I eat each day and logging my exercises, which consists of a 30 minute fast paced walk as often as I can squeeze it in.
I did some "research" and figured out how many calories I would need to eat every day to maintain my weight, then deducted 500 per day.
Apparently for every 3500 calories extra you eat you gain a pound. Who knew?
I still don't eat chocolate bars or baked goods, homemade or otherwise but I do allow room for treats, mainly ice cream.
Way more fruit, way more veggies.
And allot of dinners from this magazine which FYI are fantastic!
I try not to let myself feel guilty if I slip over my daily calorie intake, which I have done on more than one occasion during my vacation.
I talk about calories ALL THE TIME. I'm sure my family is sick of hearing about it, but if I don't talk about it I won't stick with it.
And that is what I have done.
Soon I will replace my nightly walks with morning gym visits, and I am hoping that I will start to see some other changes in my body. ( mainly from the butt/ thigh region)
Wish me luck...AGAIN!