I am super proud of this. In the past I have tried and failed several times to lose weight or at the very least, stop from gaining it. Failed attempts are so discouraging. Especially when I seemed to be doing things "right"(such as joining a gym and cutting down on carryout to 2-3 times a week instead of 5-7).
This time around I've seemed to have actually gotten it right, though. And here's how:
Completely stopped my sedentary lifestyle-- I began working from home about a year and a half ago. I sat on my ass ALL. DAY. LONG!! I ordered lunch most days or I maybe stepped out to a restaurant with a friend a few times a week. This has completely stopped. I now attempt to reach a goal of 10k steps/day. Most days I fall way short, clocking in at about 5,000-7,000 steps per day. But this is fine with me. It is much better than 300 steps or less a day (all from trips to the window, dining room table and restroom).
Count Calories--- This REALLY works! I weigh and measure just about everything I eat and I log it on the Fitbit Tracker. My daily diet is set at about 1,100 calories/day.
Increased Water Consumption-- I used to HATE drinking water!! I now do an average of at least 48 ounces a day. And I have virtually cut out drinking anything else; especially SODAS!!! With my calorie-diet, a 12 oz can of Pepsi consumes 150 calories! I'd rather those calories actually go towards staving off hunger.
I still have a minimum of 16 more pounds to drop. And I'm still monitoring the departure of those back rolls. I'll keep you all posted as I continue this journey.