Hi ladies. First I know I'm not so active in the group anymore. I've been trying to keep up! And I hope everyone is doing awesome with their goals!
I went shopping yesterday so I really wanted to post progress pics! from about 2 years ago, about a year ago, to now.
I've gotten to the point in my fitness journey or whatever you want to call it where I'm quite slender lol. I never knew I was a small-framed person but it seems to be so. Sometimes I get comments that I'm too skinny which is never something I expected to happen in my life lol! But, rest assured, I'm not too skinny, my body fat is definitely in a healthy range and I feel great and strong.
It's kind of hard to decide what to do from here. I'm going for muscle definition and right now my BF% is around 23% to 24% so I'm trying to get it a bit lower to see if I can get some muscle definition. And if I could look good in a bikini that wouldn't hurt hahahha. I was on maintenance for about 3 months, then when back on a small deficit a couple of months ago.
I love exercising and I love tracking my food so this is more of just a fun hobby for me now lol.
I bought my jeans a little tight as you can maybe tell lol. But you know how they stretch out? I got 1 pair that fit perfectly in the store and now they're too big after wearing them today dang it! ;P Well hopefully these too tight ones will fit soon.
Oh yea, and I'm 131 lbs now. and 5' 3.75"
How I lost weight
-Track food on myfitnesspal every day. When I was obese, I tried for a weekly deficit of 3500-7000. When I was overweight, I aimed for a weekly deficit of about 2500-3500. Right now, my deficit is only about 1000 per week. I don't obsess over my calories and I'm over sometimes and under sometimes. (I ate around 1700-1800 for most of my weight loss)
-I eat healthier than I used to but I also eat junk food almost every day. ;) I make most of my meals from scratch but currently I'm obsessed with Clif granola bars lol! so that's one of my daily junkies ha
-Exercise 5-6 days per week. started with exercise bike, then workout DVDs, and then weights and elliptical-type cardio at the gym. Everything was at home for the first year or so. But now I love barbells so I'm glad I'm able to go to the gym on my lunch breaks at work!!! :D