It kills me every time I see my pre-pregancy photos, or feel like people look at me like I'm lazy. I've done Weight Watchers, Slim fast, Acia Berry cleanse, worked out three times a week on the eliptical, and served as a referee for four youth soccer games a week -- and sometimes all in a single day. Still, I have been stuck at 193 pounds.
Today, I record everything I pop in my mouth on my cell phone with the My Finess Pal, the free calorie counter. So far, a week into it, it seems to be working. Two weeks ago I weighed 198 pounds at the doctors office; today I'm 188 pounds. I'm eating 1,200 calories a day. The app for my cell has a scanner that tells me how may calories and all the other goodies per serving. I can quickly add calories without a bar code. I can also record my activities and it will tell me how many calories I've burned.
Here's the best part: I've eaten chicken nuggets, French fries, tacos, pizza, and beer. OK, I also ate salads, oatmeal, and healthy food, too. I think the trick is I have a running calculator. so I can see if I can afford to eat Taco Bell or if I should go home and eat steamed veggies. I also get more calories the more activies I do. My workout has been three or four brisk walks for 10 minutes a day and gardening with my kids. I am more encouraged to do more activies the hungrier I get, and then after I've done the activity, I'm not as hungry. It's really weird.
I have a ticker at the bottom of my blog so you can see my progress. I want to lose 42 pounds, and today is March 6th. Look at it again in a week or two. If you're trying to lose weight too, chime in and tell me how you're doing -- and what you're doing!
|2006 (135 pounds)|
|2009 (197 pounds)|