Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Operation Get Fit!

Welcome to week 2 of OGF, how did you guys do? I'm happy to report that I lost TWO POUNDS! I haven't seen the scale drop since August so this felt amazing!!

So, here are the stats:
Current weight loss: -18 lbs since March
Goal: 8 to 13 to go!

All of the food journaling, calorie counting, and cooking at home is paying off. Working out has already become a habit (er...addiction) for me but I needed to concentrate on my eating. I'm a foodie. I love food. I knew I needed to start watching portions and keeping track of my calories if I wanted to lose weight so I tried to be creative and I made this journal out of a notebook:The inside of the journal is simple. I record the date, every. single. thing I eat (including the portion and appropriate calories), the exercise I did that day, and I add the total calories for the day at the end: I keep it in my purse so I have easy access to it so I can jot everything down. Another great weight loss tool is this AWESOME food journal by my super creative cousin, Jen. It's so much more than a food journal because it has colorful tabs, graphs, and places to write recipes and shopping lists. I would definitely recommend making your own or purchasing this one because I really do believe it is the key to success.
In other news I went to the library and borrowed Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels. I think this is a great book with a lot of useful information. Jillian rocks! She knows her stuff for sure. She includes about 20 recipes, meal plans, and A LOT of exercise information. The thing is, I'm a super picky eater so a lot of the recipes and meal plans were foods I didn't like. I also didn't like that Jillian endorsed taking caffeine pills. With that being said, I loved all of her fitness tips because she is THE expert on that. I would recommend reading this book though, especially if you're not a picky eater, because it's such an informative book.
I also borrowed Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD and I love it. Holy intense! 55 minutes of extremely intense cardio is insane! I think I may need to own this because the video claims you can lose 5 pounds in a week and I believe it.
Stay tuned for next week - how to keep losing weight while on vacation.

47 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds like you're off to good start! Keep it up!

Wifey said...

Congrats on your success! Jillian is a beast, right? I have Making the Cut and really like it. Oh, and love your decorated journal!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Brittney Galloway said...

Wow, that's great! I love the 30 day Shred and her workout that focuses on all of your back side. I hadn't heard of that Banish Fat dvd though!

Rebecca Jo said...

Love the front of your journal!!!

I wish I could do it... I cant write down everything I eat... it makes me crazy to do it... TOO focused - know what I mean?

katie + bret said...

Girl it sounds like you have a very solid plan! Counting Calories was a total life saver for me, that's for sure!!

New England Girl said...

Congrats on your loss! Seeing the scale move is always a huge thing... I love it! :)

Like you, I am a huge fan of jillian. She is totally my girl crush. :)

Jules said...

The notebook/journal that you keep is super cute and is probably a good motivator. Congrats on the weight loss so far!

Natalie said...

Congrats on the loss! I have not lost and weight but have not gained any either. I need to step up my exercise routine. Journaling is a great idea!

The Neaves' said...

Congratulations!! Food is always the hardest part for me. I like it too much, haha!

Good luck! You can do it!!!

DeDe said...

Congrats! I am sure that is such a great feeling! I be you look spectacular!

The Shabby Princess said...

Way to go, sista!! I have only lost about .8 of a pound, but, that's OK because I'm making better choices each day and I know that the weight will start to melt off quickly if I keep it up. I didn't realize how much just mindless eating I do! Eek!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Congratulations! I haven't stepped on a scale for a couple of months now but have been focusing on cutting out sweets as much as possible and just trying to make healthy food choices (ie minimize process foods and/or only eat 1 serving). I've also been focusing on upping my water intake and drinking at least 16 ounces of lemon water a day-it really helps the digestion system. All in all it's been going pretty well!

Jorden and Kristin said...

congrats congrats congrats! that is awesome! be ready to give me advice after my baby makes his appearance and leaves me feeling fat!

Lauren Kelly said...

Soooo proud of you, girl!!! :)

Lauren said...

Way to go! Glad to see you're doing so well!

Jen Caputo said...

wow! Way to go - I totally agree, a good journal is a must! Thanks for the plug by the way :)

pocket full of pink said...

LOVE IT. You rock, girl!!!

Annie said...

YAY for the 2 pounds!!
that is exciting hun!!
the food journal your cousin made is awesome!! i might have to get one.
55 minutes of non-stop cardio! wow! that would be intense! probably too intense for me but i might have to grab that dvd as well. i love workout dvds these days.
thanks for the ideas!!

Kt said...

Congrats! Those 2 lbs must feel amazing. I love Jillian Michaels.

Britney Jean said...

i've been doing the jillian michael's dvds. they really do kick you in the butt. for sure! love them.

Elizabeth said...

I love your jounal. Super cute! You do have a creative side to you!! :-) Congrats on the 2 pounds!!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! I lost 2lbs this week myself as well :) Exercise & diet are what it takes!

Risley said...

congrats! food journals are the best! you cant cheat and you think more about whats going in your mouth!

ReJOYce! said...

Right on, Girl! Keep it up! All the hard work pays off in the end!!! Have a Blessed Day!

Texan Couture said...

Congrats on your weightloss! Keep up the great work!

meredith said...

woo hoo! keep it up!!

Marissa said...

You rock!!!

Brandi said...

You are awesome girl! Keep up the great work! If only I could be that strict with myself!

Kelsey said...

Good for you! I've also been trying to lose a few pounds. I'm doing the Couch to 5k running plan and really like it so far!

Ashley said...

YAY! So proud of you! I have been eating good for 2 weeks & working out & I already feel like a new woman. I have cut out cokes, sweets, & several carbs & it's falling off already! I hope to lose 3 lbs a week! ;)

So proud of you, keep it up! ;)

Whitney said...

I've got that DVD and it is killer! Love your food journal! I totally might borrow your idea!

Liana said...

i'm impressed. i've never been good at the portions or calories. but i commend you woman! i've watched your progress since I started blogging, and i totally admire your focus :)

Brittany Ann said...

Nice work, chica! I'm so happy and proud of you!

morewineplease said...

You are kicking it! I am so impressed!

sabrina said...

your food journal is soo cute!

Tara Gibson said...

I am glad you posted about that intense cardio dvd.. I need a change from the shred!

MissJody said...

I have heard keeping a food journal really does help.

I tried. once.
It was hard.

I'll try again. It'll put a perspective on what I eat.

Good job on your wt. lose. I'm very happy for you!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Good job girlie! 2 pounds gone FOREVER!! I've been keeping up with it pretty good but I am not going to get on the scale for another 2 weeks. I am doing a certain diet and want to see how I do for a month of eating this way.
Keep it up!
xo
Blair

The Pink Chick said...

Congrats on 2 pounds! That's awesome! I love your diet journal! Very creative!

Lil' Woman said...

Great job girl!

Ria Thurston said...

Hey girl! I gave you a Happy Blog "award"... on my blog! Have a great weekend :)

Lindsay said...

Good for you! Just came across your blog... i'm addicted to working out too. Got married in June and have gained almost 10 lbs... but have since lost 1.... ahh. i love food too... maybe i should do the journal thing too.

I also recommend the 30 day shred!

PixieDust said...

There is an award for you on my blog :)

Dana said...

I with you I am working on that weight. Good job on your progress. I have borrowed some of Jillian books from my library. I want to get her game on Wii as soon as I find a Wii in my area.

a H.I.T. said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I'm surprised Jillian endorsed caffeine pills...that just seems weird.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I think you heart Jillian!!! I've lost a total of 15 pounds since November and I'm working hard. The food journal is KEY!

prashant said...

love your decorated journal!

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