20 Pounds Down

Been awhile since I updated. I am officially 20 pounds down since I started this weight loss journey. I don’t have any pics to show, but I can definitely see it in my face and tummy!

I have been doing the same thing as before, just watching calories and trying to do yoga and stretching when I can. Things have been rough around our house. Having a hard time dealing with a recent major shift in my life. So, unfortunately depression has helped me not eat. I’m one who hides and doesn’t want to eat much, instead of the opposite like some people.

It hasn’t been easy to force myself to eat at least 1200 calories a day. Some days I only would eat 600-900 calories. It probably was those days where I could have made my body lose more if I had just stuck with 1200 calories and didn’t lay in bed all day. I think that there is truth to the fact that your body thinks you are starving and holds on to fat if you stay in such a low calorie eating habit.

Also, with all of the stress I’m sure my cortisol levels were through the roof and that by itself will keep you from losing weight. I’m trying to push past it all and take everything day by day and eat 3 small meals a day.

In the beginning of June I will be taking a girls’s trip to the beach and I need to really get going if I want to lose more weight and look semi decent in my summer clothes. We will see how it goes. I’ll post a before and after picture at that time if all goes well!

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Continuing the Journey

I never thought I would be here still losing weight, but I actually have been continuing this weight loss journey. And if I do say so, better than I thought I would. So far the total weight loss since Jan. 2, 2019 is about 15 pounds!

I am thoroughly ecstatic because it is weight loss and not gain!

I can easily gain weight much easiest than lose it! Can’t we all?

The weight loss is great of course, but the fact is, I’ve lost a major fat roll on my tummy. Having my tummy shrink makes me happy because my clothes fit so much better. I am determined to get rid of every bit of my muffin top and have a flat tummy.

How have I gotten this far with my weight loss in 2.5 months? The simple three secrets-

1.Watch calories-Eat only bkfast, lunch, dinner-I eat what I want in small portions.

2. Yoga/Pilates/Stretches-I make up my own daily stretching routine-try to do 200 crunches to the front, 50 to each side, multiple leg lifts, and back stretches. I use dumbells randomly while watching t.v. and crunches in bed!

3. Most important-I don’t drink alcohol or sugary drinks. I don’t even drink a lot of water, I just drink til I’m not thirsty.

I have a hard time being active because I have a disorder called fibromyalgia that limits the amount of physical activity that I can do. So for me to lose weight without pushing my muscles, I can’t ask for anything better.

I am happy that I have been able to shrink my tummy literally on the inside as well. My stomach feels like it has shrunk because I am not near as hungry as I used to be. I don’t crave junk food or sugary foods. And if I go eat out somewhere, then I feel miserable because of the amount of food in my stomach making my stomach ache.

I am thankful for this though. I feel like I get full so much quicker now. I attribute this only to the fact that when I was drinking the apple cider vinegar I wasn’t very hungry, so I ate a lot less.

I have at least 50 more pounds to lose. I can do it. Summer is coming. I can be a hot momma if I try real hard!

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