Friday, September 26, 2008

Weighloss

So some of you might have noticed my little weightloss ticker on the right this week. It just sat there saying "I lost 0 lbs!" I am sure you might have thought what that was all about. Well, a few friends and I are trying to loose weight together. (This is the only way it will work for me!) There is money involved, winner takes all! And this helps me be motivated, accountable, and I thought posting it would help me be humiliated enough to keep at it long enough to get it off. Sure my goal isn't "big", but for a person at a whopping 4 foot (almost) 10 inches, 18 lbs is a lot of weight to carry. So it has to go! For health, sanity, and clothes reasons. So I am off and on my way! One of the friends I am doing this with showed me the web site I am using to count calories (this is one thing I have NEVER done before!). If you want to see the web site it is myfitnesspal.com I am actually loving it, it lets me know where I am at. Monday I recorded my dinner and I had over eaten by 40 some calories, not a big deal right. Well I wanted to be under. So I got on my elliptical and burned them off and then some. That is helpful for me to actually see where I am each day. But I only weigh myself once a week. I can get to crazy about it if I do it more then that! I don't want to talk to much about it all. I am not doing any crazy or restrictive diet, I know that won't work for me. If I am told I can't have something I only want it more. So I am just counting calories so that I can use some "moderation in all things!" I even had ice cream one night (my weakness!) but I had like 400 calories left at the end of the day so I could and guilt free!!! So I will record my weight each week and my ticker will go down down down I hope. After all I lost 2 lbs in 5 days!!! I would post a before and after shot but I don't want to scare anyone!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow good for you I should be doing this as well! I did workout on my elliptical on Monday but then I got my fun "visitor" on Tuesday and I just don't feel like working out when she's around. I just want chocolate! ;) Congrats on the 2 pounds your my hero.

:)Rachel

Kim said...

Sounds awesome you go girl, Good Luck, I know you can do it.

Julia said...

Amanda that is AWESOME! Keep it up! My goal is to be back down to 125 - 130 by the start of 2009! I only have 26 lbs to go!

Rory Baxter said...

How FAB for you! So glad that you have found something that you like and that works for you!
You keep it up! Good luck!