Friday, March 7, 2014

Weight Loss Update: 14 Pounds Down!!!

I began my most recent attempt to lose weight on January 5, 2014.  My last weight update I posted on this site was a week into this loss struggle and I was down by an astonishing six pounds.  Since then my weight has been on a slow but, steady decline and overall I have lost a total of 14 POUNDS over the course of about 60 days!!

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.

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