I see I must have deleted my original post when I updated at some point. I'll try to remember what I wrote!
My weight loss journey began last December 2012. We had spent a day with my friends taking pictures for our Christmas card.
It was a fun day! After my friend snapped a wonderful (and rare!) family picture of us, she let me see it on the camera's display. It was a cute picture of me, my husband, & our 2 kids. However....I could not get past how FAT I looked. It took me aback. I spent the rest of the picture taking time trying to pose as to flatter & hide my fat lol
I still managed to get one family picture that was decent for that day.
This was the catalyst for my weight loss. I want a better Christmas picture this year. And for many years to come!
Current weight: 195 feb 6, 2013.
Feb 8, 2013--189!
Feb 28--193 :/
March 6, 2013--183!!! Yeah!!
April 27--183, for real!!
May 3, 2013-- 180 lbs.
June 3, 2013--177!!!! Yesssssss
July 18, 2013--172 lbs
September 9 2013---182 whoops!! Hahaha!!
Sept 27- 180 lbs
Oct 8-177 lbs
I am watching my calories, using my fitness pal and my bodymedia FIT link armband (I've only had it for about 4 days now!). I am currently aiming for 2000ish calories a day. That may seem excessive, but, after doing some reading on the myfitnesspal group "eat more to weigh less", the 1200 calorie default myfitnesspal gives you is not enough. The idea is to give your body fuel to burn the calories:)
Here is the link for that group if you are interested in reading about it:
Anyways, I have been working out at home (thank you Pinterest and YouTube!) and running. I may be joining the gym soon, though. My friend recently introduced me to yoga and I am hooked!! Hoping to take classes, too. I wold eventually like to learn cross fit. It seems intense!