As most of you know, I have been on a heathy journey for the last three months. Guess what? It’s really paid off. As of today I am down 20.3 lbs:)))))
And I feel GREAT!
“Nothing tastes as good as losing weight!”
I decided to share what I have learned these past three months. But sorry, no before pictures. I don’t have it in me to share those before pictures and yes, I am a little vain;))
Here is what started this journey:
I just woke up one morning and noticed that I had gained 30 lbs overnight. Isn’t that the way it happens, you kinda know things are getting out of control but you ignore it until one day, you really look in the mirror. And Woowser!!!
After the initial shock wore off, I slunk away from the mirror then I begin my assault on this arch enemy.
I begin by compiling all the information I could gleam on heathy eating. My hubby (who is always on board) begin by putting together workout plans. (I know! We have always made a great team!)
We just took it one day at a time and supported each other. He is down 20+ pounds and is now piling on the muscle. Yeah guys are different, they are not happy watching the scale go down, they really want that muscle mass to go up. But I am not complaining, he is looking so very fine!!
We are just taking it one day at a time and doing what we need to do today so we will be healthier tomorrow.
I just thought I would share a few tips today and I will continue to update and share the journey in future posts. One post can not cover everything so this post will be the first in an ongoing series.
3. Count every bite of food that you put in your mouth. You could either use a notebook or there are a zillion Apps out there.
So sorry to say there is not any miracle pill or miracle diet that you will be at that perfect size tomorrow! But 3 months will be here in 3 months so its your decision to either be at this same crossroads or nearer your goal in those same 3 months.
But there is a Miracle Plan its called:
Diet and Exercise!
(I know, everyone was right, that old diet and exercise really works)
All successful people start with a plan and never lose focus of that plan.
Here is the Plan:
1. Know how many calories you need to eat each day to lose weight and eat those calories. I eat around 1500 calories a day
2. Gather together your exercise equipment (yes, we all have exercise equipment:))) Dumbbells, jump rope, bicycle, etc. You don’t needhigh-dollarlar home gym or gym membership. I will be giving more tips and plans for this in future posts:))
3. Throw out or donate all junk food in your house (our definition of junk food* below). It’s not waste, it will just put more on your hips that you will just have to work off later, get rid of it now because either way, you will have to get rid of it:))
Not to worry, I will be sharing alternatives to these junk food addictions. (see below for some healthier Meal Choices)
For example a High Protein Chocolate bar satisfies my craving for chocolate candy.
Note the comparison:
calories 200, fat 6g, protein 20g and sugar 2g
calories 280, fat 14g, protein 4g and sugar 33g
*Junk Food contain empty calories:
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And For more information on
How I Lost 20 lbs in 3 months
Learn more in the continuing series:
Knowledge is Power!!
And for some Healthier Meal Choices try some of these: