I've gotten a little more laid back about my weight loss efforts.  I'm not being as strict about *what* I eat, as long as I don't eat *too much.*  The other night, when we didn't have power, we went to Pizzeria Uno.  We took a lot of the food home, but I did get to eat pizza and it was yum!  :-)  I have just been conscious about what I eat every day, and make an effort to eat more salads, veggies, and things with more protein rather than just carbohydrates.  But I'm not avoiding all carbos.  I think that denying myself carbos would be counterproductive, because I'm more likely to crave it later on.  When we went to the birthday party of a friend of my DD's, I even had a small piece of birthday cake!  I figure that's OK...as long as that's all I eat.  In the past, if it was good bday cake, I'd eat a second piece!  LOL  These days, I've kind of lost my taste for a lot of sweets, but if I feel like I need something sweet, I'll have one Andes Mint and I'm happy. 

As far as working out, I'm not quite as religious about working out every day, but I still make sure I do something at least 5 days a week.  I also just signed up for a Cardio (ice) Skating class!  I'm so excited because I love to skate, and now I'm learning ways of making my skate time more efficient for cardio!  I love it!  Amazon.com had a sale on workout videos, and I bought 6 of them for $30!  Two of them I hope I can do with my girls for fun--it's Hula workouts! 

Anyhow, since my last update, I've lost almost another 5 pounds, so since I started, I've almost lost 15 pounds!  I'm so excited!  I totally what people say about weight loss--it's a change in LIFESTYLE not just a DIET!  I feel so much healthier, and my clothes are fitting better too!  (That was my goal to begin with--I didn't have the $$ to buy a new wardrobe, so I really needed to drop to pounds to fit into the clothes that I have)! 

OK...another 2 pounds or so and I'll be at my 10% goal.  I'm confident enough now that I know I'll make the next one too! 


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momto...
Aug. 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM

That's great, good luck!

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PeanutMM
Aug. 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Way to go!  You are doing great!  You will have to let us know how the cardio skating class goes...it sounds fun! :-)  Keep up the good work!

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twoar...
Aug. 23, 2008 at 9:46 PM

I am so proud of you, Christina!  You are an inspiration!

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jodi3
Aug. 24, 2008 at 8:33 AM

You are doing incredible!! Keep up the great work!!

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HeadM...
Aug. 25, 2008 at 11:47 AM

YEAH!!!

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heather
Aug. 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM

WOO-HOO!  You are doing AMAZING!  Keep up the great work. :)

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