10 down.

3 Feb

gee wiz! did i really just do that?!

Looking at the scale on Tuesday I was a little shocked- could I REALLY be 10 lbs down? I’ve never been able to do that in all the years I’ve been trying to lose weight. I’m not quite sure what is different this time- could it be that I’m not doing WeightWatchers or some other weight loss group? Could it be that I’ve made some great friends at my new job who are active and like going to our daily workout classes? Or could it be that I am at a point in my life where enough is enough and I’m just ready for a change? Probably all of the above to some extent. But I have to say it hasn’t been very hard but I’ve dramatically reduced portion size and hit the gym pretty much every day (oh, and cut out beer almost completely- I say almost because I had this amazing bourbon barrel beer last night that was to die for. Can’t pass that up!) I’ve also been using LoseIt.com- a free site that helps plan out your weight loss goals. Say you want to lose 30 lbs, you can set your age, weight, goal weight and time frame and they’ll tell you how many calories you should have per day in order to meet your weekly and overall goals. Super easy and it really helps to see where your daily calories come from. For me, keeping track online is a whole lot easier than writing it in a journal or having to calculate cals. With LoseIt.com, it’s all right there and you can calculate everything based on portion size, food type, and they have tons of branded foods so you can be really accurate.

I must say that it’s a bit of a confidence booster when your jeans are a little looser and you can see your cheek bones. Although, part of this glow I’ve had lately could be contributed to a certain gentleman I’ve been cavorting with. Whether it turns into something or not, it’s certainly been fun to feel like an attractive, special woman. Thanks GJ 😉

Moral of the story? Taking action to change your life is a good thing. Whether it’s changing relationships, career paths, lifestyles, etc., taking charge of who you are and what you want your life to look like is one of the most liberating things a gal could do. Sure change is scary and different, but oh so worth it in the end. I’ve started to head down this long path to a healthier me and I know it will be hard at times, but the feeling I have just knowing that I’m doing something about it is propelling me forward. You can do it!

kisses,

A

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