I know I talked about losing weight a few weeks ago and then I never followed up to tell how things have been going. I've got so many posts that I need to write (Father's day, BFF House Guests, cookout, etc) but I thought I'd go ahead and sneak this post in today.
I like to weigh in on Friday. I just feel like it's better for me mentally than weighing in on Monday. It is what it is. I have now been using the Lose It app (free) with old-fashioned diet (calorie counting) and exercise (running 1-3 times a week) for 7 weeks. As of last Friday, I had steadily been losing 2 lbs per week which is actually what the Lose It app is set up to do. It won't calculate more than to allow you to lose two pounds per week so I try to stay way under my calorie allotment in order to try to lose a bit more than 2 lbs per week. Somehow my weight has still stayed in the 2lb per week average. I know this is the healthy way to lose weight and keep it off. I just hate when I look at the app and it tells me that I will be to my goal weight in September! I want to get there faster:)
Each week I have lost weight (yay!!) and as of last Friday I was at week 6 and had lost 12.6 lbs. This week I was a little off and didn't have a chance to run two out of the three days that I try to get runs in. (Sometimes life just gets in the way of exercise!) so I was just hoping for a loss, but in my head I was really trying to get to the 15 lb mark so I was hoping for a 2.5 lb loss. Well, I weighed in this AM and had lost 4.2 lbs! I have now lost 16.8 lbs in 7 weeks! I'm thrilled. And even some of my newer shirts I bought in the spring are looking a little big on me! My app has updated and if I stay on track with 2 lbs a week, I'll reach my goal at the end of August or sooner if I can drop more than 2 lbs a week! Can you tell I'm excited? Only 19.8 lbs to go and I feel like I can see a tiny speck of light at the end of the tunnel!
I can finally wear my engagement ring on a regular basis and I love it. I feel like I have a brand new appreciation for it! When I first started wearing it I would just sit and stare at it and look at how how pretty it is, like I was newly engaged. Ha! Since my ring and my band are both quite thick, I still can't fit both on my finger at the same time, so my next goal is to be able to wear both together!!
We're headed on vacation this next week and it was actually fun to buy some new shorts! The only ones I had looked like clown shorts because they were so big on me. So now I have some cute stylish shorts. I even got trendy and bought a bright pink pair! I also had to get a new swim suit but I won't ever say that swim suit shopping is fun. :) I'm just glad I found one!
Throughout this journey I've been really careful about recording every single thing that I eat every single day. I gave myself one night when we had people over for a cookout to not record or count calories with our dinner. But that is the only time. I'm not saying that I only eat healthy food. We still order the weekly Friday night pizza. I just make sure it fits into my calorie allotment for the day. Going into our vacation week, I want to relax and be on vacation so I want to allow myself to not count everything I eat. I actually think it will be hard for me to not use my app since I'm so used to it. I'm planning on taking my running shoes and getting some exercise in so let's hope I can continue my weekly loss and this vacation week doesn't add 5 lbs.
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