Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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!