Saturday, August 14, 2010

I'm losing it...

I'm losing a good way. I (somewhat) recently posted about trying to lose the remainder of my baby weight plus some extra that's been reluctant to leave. Last Sunday it was time to weigh in (after my initial 2lb loss) and time to measure up.

When I stepped on the scale, I was shocked! I actually did a double-take. I lost 4lbs. last week! My waist and hips are down 2" and I lost 1" off my big ol' milk-filled chest. I am so excited about my progress. And to be honest, I'm so proud of myself. I have never stuck with exercise but I do have good self-control and discipline. Maybe it's from the years of modeling good behavior for my students. I am feeling so good though that there's no way I can give up.

I mentioned in my last post about losing weight that I love to cook. I'm a total foodie. So it's been kind of fun, like an adventure, to see what delicious meals I can make that are healthy and low-cal too. Notice I said delicious first. I'm not about to give up taste just to lower the calorie count.

Last night I made some amazing homemade pizza. It definitely wasn't low-calorie but I budgeted for it during the rest of my day since I knew I would be eating the majority of my calories at dinner. It was totally worth it. After a week of hard work (in the gym, chasing after the little guy, and tutoring two students) I felt ready for a little dinner splurge. And even better, today is my dessert day. Last weekend I had coconut-almond gelatto. It was heaven in a cup. I was going to take a picture of it but I couldn't wait to eat it. I'm still trying to decide what I want to have today.


Heidi Ferguson said...

Great progress! 4 lbs in one week is amazing! I am slowly losing my weight too...I have 13 lbs left until I reach my goal weight! Someone suggested that all I do was try to stay under 1200 calories a day, so I've been trying to do that (by tracking my cals on MyFitnessPal) and it's helped. Plus I am starting to finally get re-addicted to working out. Keep up the progress!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Hey Dagny! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by yesterday. It was so fun to meet you. Your little guy was SO cute, too.