Tuesday, October 23, 2012

random update

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.


Señorita Andalucíana said...

Congrats! Awesome job on the weight loss :)

lindsay said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! I use MFP too - very cool app. Glad it's helping! Woo hoo!!

Anonymous said...

I love Vitatops but they are so expensive. Though I see them at Target now, so maybe they're becoming more mainstream and cheap!

em said...

Yay!!! That is awesome! :)

Tricia said...

Good for you! Sounds like you are doing great! :) I'm struggling to get started. I need to drop about 75 pounds and it is a daunting task. Maybe trying to get proper water intake would be a good place to start for me.