I weighed myself today...and....drum roll...I lost two pounds, so I am officially in the 140s. My goal is to lose two pounds a week, and if I can do that, then I will be on the brink of being in the 130s at the end of the month which would be amazing.
What were my meals like? I ate salads, veggies like carrots and broccoli, fish like tilapia and salmon, low fat deli for my deli sandwiches, and chicken. Lots and lots of water...actually, I am pretty proud to say that this week I only had water to drink, no soda!!! This is a big deal for me. I love soda. What about snacks? I portioned out a can of mixed nuts and a bag of cheese whales (goldfish off brand)--oh, and babybel cheese. Yum, yum, yum. :) (I eat cheese like crazy so I get my calcium)
I have also been thinking how I can make better food choices, so tonight I didn't put croutons in my salad because they really aren't the best thing in the world. Also, when we are done with our loaf of bread, we are going to buy whole wheat instead of white bread. Two small changes that, over time, will make a difference.
I'm sure this isn't new news to anyone but dang eating out adds up! So, we decided that we would take the extra money this week and reinvest it in ourselves. I bought a bring red body ball for my awful arms and tubby tummy, and I also bought a pink floor yoga mat because my wrists were starting to hurt and I slide around sometimes when I workout. We also got the Gold's Gym Power Station. It is this long velcro strap that straps around a door, any door. On the front there are six different metal hooks. There are two stretchy arm/ankle straps that hook onto the hooks, and it comes with a chart that shows how to do 20 or so different moves. There are moves that engage all the different muscles in the arms, as well as moves for the chest and a move or two for the legs. It's awesome! I am pretty excited about our decision.
I really do have a renewed sense of spirit for this new journey, and I can't wait to weigh in at the end of next week and take my new body measurements.
Speaking of measurements here are mine. They are terrible and not impressive, and I know that I have long way to go. But everyone has to have a starting point. I think that I am so defense about my measurements because I knew that I was fat in some areas, but, like most people, I didn't know how fat. I can honestly say that I am horribly embarrassed by them and that I will never ever have numbers like this again, nor will I ever let myself weigh in the 150s ever again.
|I don't want to ever be a victim to food again. Even though I love it. :)|
Alright. Here they are in inches.
Chest - 38.5
Waist - 36
Hips - 40
Thigh - 23
Mid calf - 15
Neck - 13
Mid bicep - 12.5 (I almost cried when I say that my biceps are basically the same size as my neck and not very far off from my calves).
Forearm - 10
I can't wait for these numbers to go down. I can't wait to be in the best shape of my life. I can't wait to see all the amazing changes that are starting to happen.