Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Losing weight, feeling great

Many of you (and by "you" I mean my blog readers and facebook friends) have shown interest in how my weight loss is going. Since January 1st I have lost 10 pounds! WOOHOO!!! this is very exciting and is just the boost I need to keep going. I know the weight loss is starting to slow down, but it's still going down...and that's what matters!

I'm really enjoying the gym. Did I just say that??? Yep! I'm loving it! I actually sit at work and think about going to the gym and I look forward to it. It's weird now that I'm going regularly. I don't know what has stopped me from going before. It's definitely going to be a regular part of my life now.

I went to the "Body Works Plus Abs" class last night. I'm really feeling it today! WOW! It is tough. It's an hour of non-stop moving and sweating and lifting and squatting. I really liked it and I plan on going every Monday and Friday. I'll do cardio (bike, treadmill, elliptical) Tuesday-Thursday.

I've also made some big changes in what I'm eating. Lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains (no white bread), lean meats like chicken, fish, and turkey, and drinking water, water, water. If you know me, you know I LOVE milk! I drink a LOT of milk at home. I always buy 1%, but even too much of that isn't great for you (and don't tell me to switch to skim because I DESPISE it). After all, 1 cup of 1% has 110 calories...and I drink a lot more than 1 cup! But no more! I've been limiting myself to 1 cup of milk in the morning with my oatmeal and then I let myself have 2 cups just 1 or 2 days a week depending on how many calories I've had that day. While many people drink diet sodas, I've heard that....

"Switching from regular soda to diet soda may save you calories, but some studies suggest that drinking more than one soda a day — regular or diet — increases your risk of obesity and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes."

.....and so I stay away from soda altogether.

Anyway, things are going well and I plan on maintaining this lifestyle!

Thanks for all of your encouragement as I'm on this journey!


  1. YAY for you! What an awesome feeling it is to be dropping that weight! I love the energy that I feel when eating right and exercising! Bless you on no sodas, too. I have done better than I ever imagined since being pregnant, but I do love diet coke. . . . mmmmmmm. . .

  2. Thanks for the weight loss update! I WAS wondering how it was going for you. Congratulations and keep up the great work!