Weight Loss Update

I thought I would pop in to give a little update on my diet situation I talked about last month. Today marks about two months into trying to get more fit as well as two more months until my hubby and I go to Jamaica (which is the kick in the pants I really needed to start this journey). 
 
To date I have lost 16 pounds. Whoohoo! I was pretty proud of that until I read my other post and was reminded that 11 of those pounds I lost the first month and this second month I've only dropped 5.  Whoops! Oh well, I guess it does make sense to loose more at the beginning when I first made the changes to my diet and started exercising more. So I will still be proud of that 16 pounds :) I won't mind loosing another 16 over the next two months so when we get to Jamaica I'd be a total of 32 pounds less!!
 
I still havn't noticed much change when I look in the mirror BUT last Friday I put on my regular jeans I wear EVERY casual Friday (because I hated what size they were and didn't want to buy any more!!) and they felt pretty baggy and didn't look that nice.  So on a whim I dug around in my drawer and found an older pair of jeans in one size down.  And they fit! Woot!
 
(pst, it's hard to take a pic of your own jeans haha)
 
That made for a happy start to my morning :)

 I think the biggest thing I need to work on right now is not going crazy on the weekends. I do let myself "cheat" during the weekend some which I think you need to do to stay sane :) But I need to limit it to one or two meals instead of just eating crappy all weekend.  This weekend was hard because we were away with friends in the Poconos and had lots of yummy food and snacks and of course booze around at all times. I pretty much ate whatever I felt like which I paid for on the scale!!!  I had been down to 16 pounds last Thursday but after going away I was WAY up and it took me until today to get back to 16 pounds down.  If I'm not constantly having to make up for what I did wrong on the weekend I think I would see more loss.
 
I did go for a run outside on Saturday while we were away which I NEVER would have done before I started this diet. So that was good at least.  It was actually really nice - the weather got up into the 40s and I went jogging in my short sleeves amongst the foot of snow still on the ground up in the Poconos!

 
As far as my other exercises, I'm still going to a Zumba class once a week, running on the treadmill and doing exercise videos.  Jillian Michaels has really been whooping my butt!  All the squats she has me doing have been making me walk around like an old lady moaning whenever I move. I've also started to take the mindset that any exercise is better than none.  Yesterday I was going to be busy after work and wouldn't get home until 8:30PM to eat dinner so I knew if I had to exercise I'd have to do it in the morning (and I'm not very good at getting up before 7AM!!) But I begrudengly got out of bed and was ready to exercise by about 6:20. So I knew I wouldn't have a ton of time to exercise but I did the first video of the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred which was only 30 minutes. I didn't burn a ton of calories but my muscles are sore today and those 250 calories I burned helped keep me in my calorie goal on My Fitness Pal (my username is mygirlishwhims if you want to follow me!). And 250 calories burned is better than just being lazy and sleeping that extra half hour!
 
So that's where I am now. I still feel motivated two months in which is more than I can say for most healthy spurts I go on.  Here's to staying motivated and getting fit!!! :) 
 

8 comments

  1. Good for you! You are looking great.

    We are going to Jamaica next week. Since we are in the middle of yet another snow storm it really can't come fast enough for me now.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. I can certainly see your weight loss. You look great and you must be feeling awesome! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  3. OH, you can definitely tell you've lost. Congrats!

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  4. WOW GOOD FOR YOU! 16 pounds is AMAZING! You look great and don't be discouraged that 11 happened in the first month, that makes perfect sense. You should be very proud and deserve an escape to Jamaica!

    Angie from reasons to dress take a glimpse into my euro mommy life

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  5. You sound just like me. I do good dieting during the week then the weekends kill me! I did zumba for 3 years. I didnt loose any weight doing zumba but never gained any either, but once I quit, I gained 10 lbs!!! So keep that up. I have been doing hula hoop some and thats making me feel better. Just dont give up. Your doing great! I wish I could loose 16 lbs!!!!
    come visit me sometime.
    Lisa - http://www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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  6. YOU LOOK GREAT!!!! way to go!

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  7. OK - you seriously can't tell in the mirror?? Crazy girl - you're looking so skinny!! I'm so proud of you - and you're kicking me in the pants a little bit to get this wobbly post baby body a little more fit before we start wearing smaller clothes this spring/summer...yikes!!

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  8. Becca! you look great! I wondered if you had lost weight because I thought you were looking thinner in your photos! Keep it up!! If you need recipe suggestions, I would be glad to pass some along!

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