4/29/2010

Adventures in weight loss

I promised you all when I started trying to lose weight that I wouldn't let my blog be overran with calorie counts and exercise routines. But I wanted to give you a little update.

Let me start by saying, I've always been the last to care about my weight or others for that matter. I would even get annoyed when people would talk about such things. To me, happiness comes from the inside. If you can't be happy with your inner self, then you will never be happy with the outside.

I have been steady gaining weight for the last four or five years. No losing. Just gaining. For the first time in my life, I started trying to lose weight about five weeks ago.

I allow myself one soda per week versus one or two a day. And let me tell you, that one soda a week is one of the highlights of my week. Every week. I can almost taste it now. Bubbly goodness. Oh wait, back to things I've been doing. I also switched to sugar free red bull. I have one in the morning instead of the regular stuff. I had a regular one the other day and I could barely drink it. And I switched to sugar free creamer for my coffee. Instead of eating whatever strikes my fancy for lunch, I've been eating a lot of salad and soup and whatnot. I drink more water during the day and when I get home. For dinner I've been making a lot of baked fish and chicken.

I've been thinking about cutting red meat out all together. I've done it before, not to lose weight though. I was because when I was in college the first time the cafeteria meat products, except for chicken, were so disgusting that I couldn't eat them. I didn't eat red meat for another year after that. Anyway, as far as what I've been eating and drinking those are the changes I've made.

As far as exercising goes, I try to ride my Gazelle whenever I can. I've had a cold for the last week or two so I've been slacking on riding it but I stay pretty busy so I figure that burns some calories. I've also been trying to sit on the couch less in the evenings. I try to find stuff to do to keep me moving until bedtime.

I have lost 11 pounds to date. My clothes are fitting better already and I feel like I have more energy. At this rate, I'll be able to wear a swim suit by Christmas.

Hope you are all having a good week!

16 comments:

A Marine's Wife! said...

congrats! I lost 50lbs about 5 years ago and it was the best feeling ever. Now I just worry about getting back to that place..I'm a calorie counter to the max (not a good thing!) but I love food..oh, its a difficult battle for my mind!! keep up the good work!!!

Amber said...

That is so stinkin awesome!!!!! Keep it up girl! Be VERY proud of yourself:)

Frugalista said...

That's great. You have just made a few changes and already see results so it will be manageable long term. By the way I am a new follower!! My hubby is a military man as well and I actually started blogging while he was gone last year. Anyway keep up the good work.

Christina said...

11 lbs! That's great! :)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That is fantastic! BTW thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement. I love new friends!!

♥ Mrs. S.

Los said...

Awesome!!! You'll get used to the "healthy" food soon enough!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! That's awesome, you're doing a great job!

A Lady in Waiting said...

Fantastic! That's wonderful hun. Look at what you've been able to do with simple changes. You'll continue to see progress I'm sure.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

yay!! You go girl.. its the little things that make a huge difference keep up the good work!

shortmama said...

Great job!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Congrats! I bet you feel amazing! 11 lbs is a lot!

I'm working on cutting out soda as well. You are right about the bubbly goodness.

Red meat is overrated. Enjoy fish and lean meat! Much better for ya. :)

Whitney said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Katie said...

cutting soda is a great thing to do! And it saves money!

Tina said...

Good job! And those sound like changes that you can sustain. Way to go!

Nuke Girl said...

Good for you, that's awesome!! :)

sanjeet said...

That is so stinkin awesome
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