Random update posts are my favorite!! Mostly because I'm not good with coming up with catchy titles...so random always works. LOL!
Let's see...what's been going on here...
*my most exciting news is that I have lost 10lbs since 9.14.12 and am on the "edge" of falling into a lower "decade" number...which I have NOT seen since Ethan has been upon this earth. Oh I cannot wait to see THAT number!!!
*i'm losing the weight simply by making better choices and tracking every.single.thing in www.myfitnesspal.com which is my absolute favorite website ever!!!! I also met with a nutritionist a few weeks prior and despite having been a dieter my entire life (!!) I learned even a few more tips on eating better...and the best part, it's working!!!
*i'm making it to the Y only 2-3 times per week and still the weight is coming off. I'd love to go more often, but let's be real folks, I also want to spend time with Ethan and frankly, the after school hours fly by and before I know it, bedtime is upon us. There just isn't enough time for everything everyday, but we are making do. When I am at the Y, I try to run at least 2 miles, do a few weight machines and some crunches. Preferably, I am there no longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*I've found some great new things to eat...like Vitatops...yum and loaded with fiber!! Bonus!!
*I'm drinking 64-80oz of H2O a day....phew...lots of bathroom trips, but it's working for me. The nutritionist said to aim for 80oz but honestly, I don't get that much everyday, but I do strive for the 64oz & reach it just about every day.
*I don't feel like I'm missing out on foods and I've also felt satisfied everyday and rarely feel hungry. Love that!!
*Ultimately, at the end of the day, it feels great to know I made good choices and the weight is melting off. I'm hoping to lose 20 more pounds & I only hope it comes off as "easily" as this first 10, though I'm sure there will be challenges along the way.
*I am determined to not be a "fat mom"...seriously, that is one of my goals.