Operation Skinny Jeans: The Secret To This Week's Success

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Secret To This Week's Success


Y'all know I'm gif crazy :)

Anyway, Jess promised earlier that I'd share my secrets of how I lost almost four pounds this week. But you know what? It's not much of a secret.

As trite as it sounds, it was all diet and exercise. But I'll break it down for you since that's a little vague :)

First of all, our Diet Bet ends this week. And I was a little behind where I needed to be. From the time I signed up, I was determined to win this sucker, so that really gave me the motivation I needed to rock it out this week. It worked too, because I'm now only tenths of a pound away from winning!

As far as the diet part goes, I ate a LOT of salad. Like, mostly salad. I ate it with dressing and cheese (because salad is so much better with dressing and cheese!), and I'm totally okay with that, because salad is so low cal that you really need something to bump up the calories, and ranch dressing is such a tasty way to do that :)

With the exception of Friday night, I didn't eat out at all. Last month, we ate out a lot more than usual, so that certainly wasn't helping my weight loss efforts. When I did eat out Friday, I didn't eat a whole lot, and I made sure to eat lots of veggies and protein.

I only drank water, other than milk in my cereal, until last night, when I had a glass of juice. I also started my mornings by drinking room temperature water with lemon juice. Whether or not it actually helps is still being debated, but supposedly the citric acid reduces blood sugar absorption and increases calcium absorption, which supposedly helps burn fat.

On the exercise side, it's been really cold and snowy every day but Sunday, so the C25K thing has gone a little by the wayside, so instead, I've been trying to incorporate home cardio workouts. I actually tried a Zumba video for the first time, and I really liked it! It was a lot harder than I expected it to be, and I kind of felt like an idiot, but I enjoyed it, and plan on doing it again.

Plus, you know, I'm almost 300 pounds. When someone my size loses weight, it's likely to fall off faster and in bigger clumps than someone half my size. It's like watching the Biggest Loser...everyone tends to lose more weight at the beginning than the end, because they're heavier then. I don't know if I'll lose four pounds next week or not, but I know it would be a lot more difficult at 150 than it is now.

And I have a NSV too. When I started this journey, I was wearing size 20 jeans, though they were a tad tight. 22s, on the other hand, were too loose. About a month ago, I got another pair of jeans (Old Navy, size 20, like my other jeans). They fit in the same way. Now, those pants are falling off of me. I find myself having to constantly stop and pull them up. It makes me wonder if I could fit into an 18! (I'm probably going to wait a little longer to try though).

All in all, I'm proud of myself and the work I put in this week. I've proven to myself that I can do this!

And you know what?

So can you :)
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3 comments :

  1. Good Job!!! You are doing well.

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  2. Great job! I noticed the weight just comes right off if I eat salad and don't go to restaurants. My lack of willpower is my biggest enemy. But you are an inspiration so keep up the good work!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. It's fun, give it a look-see.
    http://www.hip-babymama.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

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