Progress is good, I tell ya! And, I am so excited about my recent progress in my weight loss that I just had to share....
I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight!!!
And, the best part is that most of my pre-munchkin clothes are starting to fit again! Now, this is also the same weight before the kiddo; however, I still cannot get into the pre-kiddo clothes..grrrr. So, as of today I am down a total of 13 pounds since mid-October! Yaaahooo! But, I can't get too excited, because I still need to lose 7 pounds to get to my goal weight.
How am I doing this?
First of all, I cut out all the crap I was eating - the occasional happy meal and all the friggin' chocolate I'd eat at work throughout the day. I stopped finishing off the kiddo's meals when she was done (after I had already eaten my own dinner, doh!).
Second, at the suggestion of nutritionist extraordinaire, I limited my sugary stuff to 100 calories a day. So, instead of eating two 100 calorie snacks a day (in addition to the chocolate at work), I would have one....but, only if I had already gotten in at least 4 fruits that day. If I hadn't, I agreed that I would have some berries with reduced fat Cool Whip instead of the sweets.
Third, I've increased the protein I eateach day. I have some at all three meals and in my snacks each day. I also learned to have a yogurt, some nuts or cheese with the fruit that I snack on during the day, so that I feel full.
Fourth, I drink lots and lots of water. This was something I was already pretty good at, so it wasn't that difficult to keep doing.
Fifth, I am tracking everything I eat (the good, bad and the ugly!) on CalorieKing.com. It automatically tracks your calories, protein, carbs, fat, etc. which makes it easy to stay on track and to see where you could have done better.
So far, it's been pretty easy and I don't feel deprived at all. I definitely don't eat perfectly everyday...I'll have a Hershey's Kiss here and there, a bite of the hubby's dessert, a glass of wine (or two or three), or a sliver of cake when it's someone's birthday, but it's far better than what I would have eaten just a few months ago.
My ultimate goal was to be a couple pounds lighter than I currently am by 1/2 marathon day, so I will not meet that particular goal. But, I am pleased as heck that I made it to where I am today! Now, I just have to keep it going!!