This weight loss journey has officially started on January 31st. My weight the week before I began my weight loss was 150 lbs. My overall goal is to weigh 122 lbs, like I did in 2007, 9 months after I had my first child and before I got pregnant with my second child. This means I will need a 28 lb. weight loss, total. This first seven days I am going to be keeping my calorie intake at between 1200-1300 calories a day. On my second week I am going to add in cardio for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, on the third week I am going to add in 30 minutes of strength training, 3 days a week. On my 4th week I am going to raise my cardio to 45 minutes a day. As I hit plateaus in my weight loss or start to slow down I will make adjustments as needed.
My first goal is to lose 10 lbs in the month of February. I know that it's a pretty ambitious goal since it is like 36% of the total weight that I want to lose, but I know my body and I tend to lose quickly a first. Once I either reach my goal OR the end of February, whichever comes first, I will re evaluate and make a new goal.
I will be keeping a food and exercise journal each day in ther replies section of this post.
I will also weigh in every day and edit this original post with my weight for that day, and also will note each weekly total loss and how much I have left to go!
NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN FEELS!
Week one loss: 4.2 lbs! 23.8 lbs to go!
2/9: 145.4 (I started spotting today for period... :( My periods are always very difficult. I get very bloated, extremely emotional , have lots of cravings and want to eat A LOT. I'm pretty sure I have PMDD. I'm really really hoping this doesn't derail me. I know I will be seeing my weight numbers going up and I don't want to feel discouraged.)
Week two loss: .2 lbs. Total loss: 4.4 lbs! 23.6 lbs. to go!
Week three loss: 2.6 lbs Total loss: 7 lbs! 21 lbs to go!