Tuesday, July 12, 2011

skinny mini

I haven't really talked about my weight loss attempt on here, mostly because I try to talk about the fam and things that annoy me on here mostly. For the past 6 weeks I've been chugging more water, eating way more lean protein, cutting out lots and lots of carbs and trying to eat more often.

I'm not going to make one of those dumb ticker things that counts down the lbs you lose so I'll just say that in 6 weeks I've lost about 25lbs. I'm pretty stoked about the whole thing obviously.

It's been relatively simple which is great. The tough part is when I'm at home - the boys eat normal stuff and I'm having to make something different for myself which is annoying and difficult. I haven't worked the whole exercise thing in yet but that's the plan. I try and make a lot of stuff ahead of time so I always have it on hand. I'll make a bunch of salmon or pork chops or even burgers. Chicken got old really fast so I have been staying away from that for a little while though I'm sure we'll be friends again soon. I've always loved veggies so that's been simple. It's amazing how as a mom you don't even think about popping teddy grahams into your mouth like nothing. No more teddy grahams for this mom, at least not for now.

None of my work slacks fit anymore which is amazing and trying at the same time. It puts me in a position where I really, really need to do some serious shopping but really, really don't want to. I love shopping, don't get me wrong, but I just don't want to go out and spend gobs of money when I'm still losing. I have a few skirts that I can wear without looking dumpy and sloppy but I'm going to have to make a few purchases to get me through.

I've slowed way down on the weight loss though in the last couple weeks which can be discouraging. I think I'm getting lazy about it (isnt that what got me in this situation in the first place?) and not eating enough. I think I need to start setting alarms to remind me to eat. My job is so fast paced that suddenly 5 hours will fly by and I haven't left my office.

I don't really have an actual goal in mind so I don't know how long I'll keep doing this. I can already tell though that my concern currently will be transitioning from this to being able to eat bad things some of the time without gaining all the weight back. I miss mexican food and pizza. and mexican pizza :)


Krista said...

Wow! Great job! It's so hard to eat healthy when you are so busy!

Shelby said...

Awesome job! I am working on the weight loss as well. Down 20 lbs so far but I don't seem to feel different in my clothes :S AND the loss has slowed down. I am hoping to work in exercise soon...I'm with you though - why is it that chicken gets old so fast? I don't like fish so it adds to the trickiness of it all *sigh*

Good luck and keep up the great work!

Kasey AND Justin said...

You go girl! SO excited for you!!

The Neerings Family said...

Awesome!!! I wish I had your motivation when it comes to food, if I did I would probably be able to lose the last 15 lbs I want to get rid of. I've had the exercise thing down for 15 months now, lost 20 lbs my first 3 months going to the gym. If that is the route you want to take (and let me just say that I have NEVER belonged to a gym before, but I do love it!), you should join Fitness Works. $20 for 3 months, you can't be that!!!
Good luck with the "in-between" shopping, that is the worst.

Katy said...

So great!!! 25lbs in 6 weeks is amazing!

mama bee said...

Way to go! You've inspired me :)