My goal was to lose thirty pounds but now I've revised to 25. That's still respectable so I'm going for the more realistic. Losing weight through the holidays is hard! If I didn't have to go to work and if I didn't have people deliver homemade stuff (like cookies and marshmallows!) I'd be fine. Ooops, forgot family parties. All those favorite non-diet foods begging to be eaten. My mantra continues....Nothing tastes as good as fitting in my jeans feels. My son gave me a hug today, and normally he likes to remind me how much taller than me he is. Instead he said I was smaller, and he didn't mean my height. I think I danced around in glee for 5 minutes! lol I don't see much of a change in myself but I think 22 lbs and 19 inches over all means something is happening - I
I'm blown away. I don't even have anything to say except I'm still in disbelief. I step on the scale occasionally just to see if I was imagining things. I can't tell you how excited I am, and best of all...how hopeful I am. I finally found something that's working and I feel good doing!
What has made me more successful has been how easy it is to be on the go. I can fit a few meals, supplements and other goodies in my purse so I'm never caught unprepared. The other day I was with my daughter at a drive-thru and before we pulled in I was kinda giving myself permission to have something because I knew I was going to be under my calories for the day so it wouldn't "mess up" my goal. Problem was, we got to the ordering screen and I couldn't do it! I don't want that life any more! That food makes my stomach bloaty and not feel good. It was just as easy to go home and make a healthy meal for myself and feel way more satisfied in my body and in my head.
I'm excited to see what weight I start the new year with - doesn't that sound crazy?? lol It does to me too! Hope can do that to a person :) I look forward to blogging next December about how 2013 changed my life. I wish my very best to everyone else trying to change theirs - if I can, you for sure can!
Yep, I said it. I think it's the most weight I've lost - ever! I'm changing my weigh in days to be on Saturday so I can go to the Health and Wellness club to weigh in and get my body fat tested. I am so excited! I have hopes I will be at 20 lbs by Saturday. I haven't been working out all this time but I am going to start, just because I want to see some muscle tone as well has have the muscle work on burning some fat for me :) I'll post some pictures of my progress soon.
Yep, I grew up in days that lots of girls went to Girl Scouts and we learned those two words. At the time I really didn't get what that meant, I just said it so I could get the badge. They take on a significance now that I'm older. We are having heavy rains here in Northern California this weekend and there is a lot of street flooding. Being prepared for that and possible power outage is always important. Where "Be Prepared" REALLY is hitting home with me today is when it comes to eating.
My kids have decided they really like my Herbalife shakes and all the sudden I'm out of product. Talk about throwing a monkey wrench into the works! My life is now centered on two shakes a day, what do I do?? Aside from locking them out of the house (tempting sometimes!) I'm going to eat healthy meals until my shake mix arrives. That will definitely take preparation.
Getting into the weight loss groove was hard for me, and now that I'm there I don't want to lose my momentum. It used to be one little (big) thing like this would set me back quite a way because one thing leads to another and soon I'm at an Italian place eating them out of all their French bread while I sop up my over carb loaded pasta. This week will tell us if I can handle a set back....today I'm thinking yes :)
My name is Kat and I'm a single mom of two young adults. I have not always been overweight but after having children and going through some personal hurdles, let it get out of control. My philosophy about eating is this: Eat real food. Real eggs, butter, veggies. Eliminating processed junk as much as possible. I eat butter, not faux butter product because I believe my body can better process real food rather than chemicals.