Monday, February 1, 2010

My Pants Are On The Ground!!!!

Woke up yesterday morning at 5:45 a.m. elated.  I actually slept a little.

Started my morning routine:

Brushed my teeth.
Took a bath.
Started combing my hair.
Boiled some water for my oatmeal.
Finished my hair.
Made my lunch. 
Ate my oatmeal.

Started changing my clothes, when I noticed…

My pants, size 14, were falling off. They were on the ground literally.  I had to go fish out my smaller sized jeans, still a 14, but definitely a slimmer fit.

Talk about a victory. That was actually last week’s subject on  weight-loss losers. Non-scale victories. Seeing my pants on the ground was definitely a victory.

I love seeing the results of my hard work though I didn’t expect to see them this fast. I seriously started my weight-loss journey on New Years like everyone else does.

I had a delicious and worth it relapse for two weeks in Los Angeles.  I ate In & Out, Orange Bang, Louisiana Fried Chicken, Pizza, and the hamburger stand. I thought “hey, I can’t get the same foods here in Maryland so I better eat it all while I can,” and eat I did.

Last week It was back to school, back to business, and back to achieving my fitness goals.

I went hard-core. Drowning myself in eight cups of water, counting calories, and going to the gym four days a week.

I’ve lost weight before. 

This time however my fat burning weapon is weight-loss education. I read everything on weight-loss. Tips, success stories, and stories about those who are losing weight but are struggling.  I spend time incorporating what I can, and vowing to make a new change every week.

The best thing I’ve learned so far is that it’s the little things that make a big impact like eating on smaller plates, drinking water instead of soda, setting small goals and sticking to them.

No gimmicky diets.
No quick fixes.

I weigh-in today to see if I lost more than inches. Inches are good but pounds are the ultimate goal. My goal for last week was 2.5 pounds. If I lost that I would be ecstatic.

My goal for the month of February is 10 pounds down.

Please, wish me luck.



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  2. It's amazing to me how fast you can see results when you simply pay attention.

    When I found out about my diabetes during the pregnancy and was put on a diet, I thought I'd lose my mind. In retrospect, it wasn't a horrible new plan though - it's actually a logical meal system that enables me to feel full and still eat right (and I've kept it up even after the birth).

    Just pay attention to what you eat (cuz you KNOW when you're just being a glutton, lol), make time to exercise and you'll keep it up. I'd even stay away from the scale if I were you (it distracts). But anyway, I know you'll do great.

    Congratulations on your progress so far!

  3. Thank for the encouragement Brittni! It's always wonderful to hear from you.

    My mom had diabetes while she was pregnant, but then it went away after she had my brother. I watched her diet and wasn't envious but now that I am older I realize that that is what you call eating properly. lol

    That's great that you're keeping it up. Not that you have to lose weight or anything, but I saw my mom transform when she did it.