Monday, August 11, 2008

Losing it

I finally got brave and stepped on the scale this week. I've got about 15 pounds to lose. Woooo. No small feat, but I know I can do it--because I've done it before!!
Now it's back to portion control...one cookie instead of six...nutritious snacks between meals...not eating in the evening...and getting on the scale more often!

So I've started a list in the right sidebar to track my progress.

Yes, I am telling you that I'm starting at 170 lbs. on the dot. I was at 158 lbs. before getting pregnant with my son three years ago, and that was even a few pounds more than I liked. And my fat has redistributed since then, too, so I may have to go even lower to be happy. But I'm shooting for 155 lbs. as my goal. When I did Weight Watchers, I lost about two pounds/week (I lost about 25 pounds total). I'm not going to be that hard-core so I'm giving myself until the end of September to see where I'm at. Phew!

The largest contributor to my weight loss--or really any self-improvement--is writing it down. So I'm keeping a food log. Just knowing I have to write it down makes me think twice about putting something in my mouth!

So far, so good...and I swear, I already had more energy yesterday!! I'll keep you posted on my progress at each weigh-in.

3 comments:

Just me.....Shelly said...

oh I hear ya tab! i have about 15 lbs to go too!! i think its all about portion control as well....but for me i have not been working out like i used to before lily came along....doing cardio really helps me, but....just doesn't seem as important now! gotta get back to making it a priority. i'm behind ya, hope you do great, i know you will!!!

LeeAnn said...

I have been lurking and I decided I needed to comment! Good luck on the weightloss. I lost a lot of weight 2 years ago and now I am trying to get my last 20 off. I was a little over 170 two weeks ago, and now I am 166! I am keeping at journal at www.leeannslast20.blogspot.com

Sophia (Adventures of Brown) said...

Wow! Good for you! I've been trying to lose 50 lbs for 8 years. lol

Good luck!!