So as you guessed it I am losing about a pound a week. I'm so proud of myself! I can't believe it and I'm already starting to see slight results in my body. My back fat isn't as noticeable, and I can tell in some of my clothes that I've lost a little bit of weight. I'm so happy for myself. Even though I am crazy exhausted the next day I know I"m doing good things for my body. I'm watching labels more closely now and its crazy when you start watching them how much you were putting into your body. I'm blown away by how the smallest portion of somethin has a crazy number of calories in it. Those are the things that I try to stay away from. I've also noticed that when I do go out for dinner though, that I don't eat near as much as I used to. And I'm getting really full really fast. And I'm choosing better options for myself. Not just because I know I need to but because I want to know and the healthier options always taste so much better too and they don't leave me feeling miserable and heavy after the meal.
Like last night for example I met my sister and the kiddos at Chucke Cheeses last night and every one was having pizza and stuff, and I got a salad bar and had like two pieces of an individual size veggie pizza and it was sooo good and it felt good to eat it like I didn't feel guilty at all. And the salad was good too! Like I never imagined that I would choose a veggie pizza and a salad to eat and love every bite of it. But now its the first option I go for and it ends up being delicious and healthy! I love it.
I really enjoy how these healthier choices are making me feel. I just feel better. Its so exciting. I think I'm almost to the point to where I can replace beef with Turkey or Mushrooms. I had a steak Sunday night with my parents and I just could barely eat any of it because it was so heavy and I just really didn't like the taste. And the same with my spaghetti. I made it with ground beef and while I was eating it thats all I was tasting and I just wanted to spit it out. I didn't want the heavyness in my body. And I know that beef is one of the most unhealthy meats out there for you. So I'm going to slowly try to weed that out of my diet. My husband will probably hate me for it cause its his favorite, but I don't know what else to do.
Also with the whole eating better thing and closely watching my caloric intake I've been doing really well with my work outs. I've been trying to go at least 2 to 3 times a week and I'm getting better at doing the things that I do when I'm there. I've gone from only being able to walk at 3.0-3.5 mph on the treadmill now I'm up to running 5.0-5.5 mph for most of the time and it feels great! Yeah my back and chest tend to hurt a little bit afterwards but thats why I'm also doing the weight machines that I'm doing. To build those muscles to be stronger so they won't hurt anymore just from normal daily activities.
Like I said I'm losing about a pound to a pound and a half in one week! That's huge! I'm so happy, and even my mom and grandma noticed my belly is just a teeny bit smaller and my face is just a smidgen thinner. Its nice to hear when people actually notice and appreciate the work you are doing for yourself. I am working very hard and it is paying off. I'm hoping to be down to at least to 170 by the time I have my yearly dr appointment. Because he is always telling me to lose weight. I'm not really sure how much I weighed last year when I went but he was harping on my about my weight then. I didn't want to go this year weighing more than I did last year. That would be horrible I want him to acutally see that I am working on it and trying.
Well here's to working out and getting fit!