Monday, February 9, 2009

Weigh Up!

Soooo last Monday I complained that I was sick of maintaining and ready to lose these last ten stubborn pounds. I promised updates each Monday so here you go!
I started counting calories (allowing myself 1200 per day) and I realized why I was not losing - I was underestimating the calories in what I was eating!!! Keeping track of what I ate each day helped me know what I was eating and to be mindful of the portion size.
Calorie counting works for me because it's easy and I have freedom to eat what I want. Life is too short to cut out good food! For example, Tuesday we had Panera catered and I ate a 500 calorie egg souffle (and it was worth it!),so I adjusted the rest of my food for that day accordingly so I still only ate 1200 calories.
I started working out 5 times a week. Saturday through Wednesday I would alternate between kickboxing, weight lifting and running for an hour each day. I give myself Thursdays and Fridays off to rest my aching muscles!
I weighed myself this morning and am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds!!! YAYAYA! My goal is to lose 2 pounds a week and so far, so good!=)

52 comments:

Tasha said...

Wow! You are the weight loss and exercise queen! Congratulations! Can you give me an example of what you eat in a day to stay around 1200 calories and not starve? I'm eating around 1600-1800 and apparently this is not working ;-)

Lindsey said...

That is awesome! You are motivated. Now that the baby is born I'm going to be right there with you! Good luck!

Rachael said...

Yeah you go Girl! I need to follow your lead...I'm trying to lose the last ten pounds too.
P.S.
I gave you an award!

Alyssa said...

the 5000 calorie diet doesn't work. don't try it. haha

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

2 LBS in a week is excellent!!! Way to go! You will have that weight off in no time

Mary said...

Congrats on achieving your goal this week! It sounds like you are adopting healthy strategies. I've heard that keeping a food journal is a good way to go for weight loss. It's amazing how many calories people mindlessly put into their mouths, myself included!

LyndsAU said...

congrats lady :) 1200 calories a day and working out 5 days a week is perfect... you should be to your goal in no time :)

Mrs. Cup said...

YAY!!! That's great!

KC said...

Congratulations!!! That's very exciting! I hope you get to your goal of 8 more lbs!

Kim & Ryan said...

YAY! Great job!

B said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome and I bet you feel wonderful:)

Megan said...

Congratulations on losing that so far! Keep up the good work!!

Carrie said...

You go!

The Other K Wick said...

Way to go!!! Keep up the good work!

Ron Centeno said...

No guts, no glory. May you reach your goal.

Rachel said...

that is awesome...keep it up girl!

The Blonde Duck said...

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The Pink Chick said...

"Weigh" to go! He he he! Sorry for the pun! It just seemed like a fun thing to do! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

pocket full of pink said...

WOO HOO!! CONGRATULATIONS!! It's inspiring.

SassyEngineer said...

Yay for you!!! You are doing awesome, and I know the last few pounds will be gone before you know it!

Elizabeth said...

You've been tagged! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is awesome! Congrats! We are all cheering for you!!

violet said...

Your blog is so fanny! I love it!
Hold hard for the diet! I started a diet me too and I well understand you :-)))
Good luck!

Katie said...

I too need to lose those stubborn 10 pounds!It is so hard, especially when you don't have much to lose! Good luck!

Good Gals Inc said...

That is awesome!! Counting calories is the best way to get rid of those last few pounds! Keep up the good work and keep us updated on your progress!!

Mika said...

You are a stronger woman than me!! Congrats on the weight lost and keep it up...
In the meantime, I will have some ice cream for you =)

Megan said...

Yay!! That is awesome!!!

Melissa said...

Yay!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! You are really inspiring me to get my butt in gear! haha

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great work out plan! Congratulations!

Liana said...

YAY on 2 lbs!!!! doesn't it feel awesome :) cant wait to hear how you keep yourself at 1200?? im impressed girl!

Elizabeth said...

Good job!! I need to be better about keeping track of EVERYTHING I eat...

brown eyed girl said...

Oh heavens. I hope you had a bacon cheddar souffle, those are to. die. for. I think they're perfect for cheat days, but that's great you accomodated it into your 1200 calories alotted! You're amazing - keep it up! :)

Pleasant Drive said...

You go girl! That is fantastic!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the 2 pounds. I also lost 2 pounds - in the last 48 hours due to a serious viral infection. Your way sounds much better.

Sweetbabs said...

Congrats Honey! I am in the same boat. Kind of. I do not count calories but I am more mindful of my portion sizes and have last 3 pounds so far because of it. I to have just 10 pounds to go to hit my goal pre-baby weight. 105 here I come. We can do it!!!!

Shanny said...

Yay for a great start!!!! I envy your motivation but you are inspiring me =)

Kaitlyn said...

What a great start Lindsey, I am so excited for you!

Mrs. Domestic said...

Congrats!!! Those last few will fall off in no time with you diet and exercise.

Jon and Steph said...

Look at you little lady! That's awesome! Way to go, you are motivating me wanting to lose my "happy" weight!

2 pounds a week is a great goal and you are doing a fab job so far! Before you know it you will have reached your goal! Keep it up ;)

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Great job! Sounds like you've got a successful plan.

Mrs. S. said...

Great job! Maybe that is what it is time for me to do.

tootie said...

Congrats! It sounds like your plan is working!

LauraAnn said...

Congrats!!! I am attempting to shed some weight but the food keeps calling my name!

Lucky in Love said...

Your blog is super fun :) Good luck on your continued weight loss...and let me know how you like the books!

Erica said...

Congrats girl!! Somehow marriage does this whole weight thing to you. I am stuck with 4 extra lbs. that i can't seem to get trhough. Not for the lack of trying! Good luck!

Erin said...

Great job! Keep up the good work!

Jenny.Lee said...

That's awesome! Keep it up!

C said...

YAY!!! That's my girl! Keep it up! You're making me a bit more enthused to go to the gym in a minute..

Taryn said...

Wow- 1200 calories? dang, that doesn't seem like much. Maybe I need to track my calories better too.

THE Stephanie said...

Good for you!!! Way to go!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats! Awesome job girl!!!