This summer has gone by so quickly! Let me give you a quick run-down of what’s happened:
I intended on starting in May (see my May 8th post), but work, life, and excuses got in the way. I made very little headway in my weight loss journey. I started cooking differently, and drinking more water, but I wasn’t sticking to my plan.
My husband and I planned a family trip to the beach at the end of the summer. I love documenting EVERYTHING with video and pictures, but I didn’t want us to shy away from the camera because we were embarrassed. We didn’t want to look at our vacation years from now, and not see ourselves having a good time. So we decided to do this TOGETHER.
On June 13th, I started at 230 and Stephen started at 298.
By July 30th, I was at 215, and Stephen dropped down to 260!
The results of changing our diet was amazing! And it hasn’t been difficult! Thank goodness for Pinterest for new and easy dinner ideas. We’ve been sticking to a 2200 calorie diet, drinking a gallon of water a day, and 2 shakes. We haven’t stuck to our cleanse days, but look at the results even without doing all of them!
Then came August….
The first two weeks of August we ate horribly. We held two birthday parties for our daughter, and due to trying to be financially mindful, we only ate what was left over from the parties, until it was gone. Since the parties were for larger groups, and I always over purchase, there were a lot of hot dogs, chips, cookies, potato salad, salsa, pulled chicken, beet salad, cheese, crackers, fruit, and beer left over. We still tried to be mindful of our caloric intake…but since the calories were not of quality, we were more hungry…therefore cranky.
But guess what….because we still had our 2 daily shakes…we didn’t gain any weight!
We went to the beach for the last week of August-First week of September. We were on vacation mode. We didn’t drink enough water, only got one shake in a day on most days (forgot our accelerator/flush at home), and ate a lot of fried food, froyo, and quite a bit of beer/wine. Now that we are home, we have not weighed ourselves yet. I have a feeling we might have gained a few pounds due to water weight, but I’m pretty confident it’s not that bad.
So here we are, September 10th. Lets set goals. I still have about 15-20lbs to go before I’m pre baby weight.
- Daily Check in with my FB Nutritional Group! I find that when I check in with the group, I strive to do something daily that is beneficial to my health.
- Weekly (if not more) posts on this site.
- Daily work outs with my munchkin: Our daughter is a GREAT personal trainer. She pushes me to keep going, to do more reps, to have fun…and she’s only 2!
- Shed 10lbs by September 30th.
Who’s with me????