Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Update time!

So I realized today (when my friend Kim reminded me-thanks Kim!) that I have a blog. And I haven't been blogging. So here's what has been happening in my "working on being a MILF" world.  I hit a BIG milestone--50lbs LOST! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone keeps asking me what I am doing. Well here's the big "secret"...... EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE! Yup that's it. No crazy fad diets or powders or pills. Just made up my mind to do it and DID IT! I have worked very very hard to get to where I am now. I count my calories religiously. If I eat a BITE of something, I log it. I use an app called "my fitness pal" to keep track of everything I eat every day. I'm not perfect, I have a cheat meal here and there but I don't go crazy. I am really focused on getting to my goal ASAP because once I am there I can incorporate the "fun" foods again, but in moderation. I exercise six days a week. I run outside, go to the gym, do Zumba, something.  I make sure I move at least an hour a day (and when I say move I am sweating my booty off!). I use an armband called Body Media Fit (like the Body Bug they use on Biggest Loser) so I know how many calories I burn a day. That way I know how much to eat. I'm trying to lose 2lbs/week so I need to keep a 1000 calorie deficit each day. Example-if I burn 2500 calories in a day I can eat up to 1500 calories a day. If I stick to this formula, I lose 2lbs/week. So simple yet at times so hard too. I don't always make my goal. But I don't give up and I won't till I'm done!

Monday, January 30, 2012

f****** period.

Being a woman is so unfair at times. Aunt Flo is on her way to town and of course that means massive water retention which interferes with my weight loss and makes me think I've actually gained weight. It also makes me wanna run for chocolate and fast food! Then I calm down and get over it.  So for the next week I won't really know if I'm losing, staying the same or what. GRRRRR!!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Catch Up :)

Well I guess I've been busy ignoring my poor little blog and losing weight! Woot woot! I am now down all the baby weight plus some extra for a total of 42lbs lost! YAY! I feel great! I am so excited about this journey I'm on, especially now that I'm in the home stretch :)  It's within reach and I will not stop till I am at my goal....which is to be a healthy, active FIT mama! I don't have a specific number settled on but a range in where I think I'll be happy. My doctor told me he thought 17 more lbs and I will be there but I think maybe a little more. We'll see. (and the number I told him he said is healthy too. just might be hard to get to since I haven't been there in a VERY LONG TIME!)

I notice in my last post I was raving about the elliptical trainer....I have since changed my tune! I started to wear my BMF again (it's like a body bugg) and WOW! That evil machine DOES NOT BURN SHIT FOR CALORIES!!!! So I am back walking outside. I can walk really fast for an hour, go a little over 4 miles and burn 500 calories. I can even JOG some! (for those that know me well, running is something I DO NOT DO!!!!)

I'm pretty proud of myself. Weight loss isn't that difficult. Just takes time, patience and dedication. You really have to want to make a change. And I do. So I am :)