It has been 6 weeks since I started on my journey to finding my inner skinny girl. It has been hard and there have been times that I failed but I haven't let that stop me from continuing on and powering through it.
I am super excited to say that within a couple of days I should be able to see and 8 on my scale! I haven't seen the 80's for a very long time (probably more than 5 years ago)! I am down to the weight I was before I got pregnant with Conner. 190! 190! I am so close to the 80's! I just can't wait!
I'm feeling a bit sore from my long walk I accomplished the other day. I plan to walk today and maybe challenge myself to do 4 miles, which would probably take me an hour and 15 minutes. I think I can do it. That hour is almost all I can do but I think I can power through an extra 15 minutes. Or maybe I will attempt to run. I SUCK at running. I feel like I hit the ground so hard and jiggle a little too much. My knees tend to hurt after just a few steps of running. But I'll try today.
I took pictures today of me. I'm feeling a bit bloated (probably from the burger- no bun- I ate yesterday). I had the BEST meal! My favorite meal of ALL TIMES is when we grill out! I love grilled peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, pineapple, onions, etc. That is what I want my last meal to be before I die! I'll add a few grilled hot dogs to my list before I die too, because that's my favorite and who cares about calories when you're about to die, right? (didn't have any last night). I ate a hamburger, no bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, and fresh homemade (by me) guacamole last night with fresh grilled veggies and fresh fruit salad. It was PERFECT! :)
Anyway, enough talk about food that makes me happy. The reason I said everything was to mention that I'm not posting a face shot, or side belly shot, or front shot, because I'm feeling bloated and I just ate at Jason's deli so I'm not looking my skinniest in the pictures. BUT, the back side shows the difference 6 weeks has done for me.
It is AMAZING how my sides have pulled in. Here's a picture of before (left) and now (right).
I've got until August 5th to lose 20 more pounds (My goal is 170) before a wedding I have to go to. :)
I think I can manage that for sure!
Jason is going to start helping me lift weights and do some strength training. I think it's time. I will continue to walk daily, while we do some weight lifting every other day.
Happy Father's day by the way!
I'm off to take my Sunday afternoon nap. Oh and I wanted to mention that I went to church today (my present to my dad) and really enjoyed it. I felt joy sending my children off to class (especially Conner- he enjoys it so much) and I really liked listening to my dad teach the adult Bible class on the fruits of the Spirit (today was JOY). I feel like I have joy inside me when I live a healthy life and take care of my body. :)
Oh and I changed the settings on my blog. You can now post comments anonymously, so please, leave me comments, I enjoy reading what you have to say. :)
When I hit 20 pounds I will be doing a giveaway to a loyal follower. :)
To be continued...