Hard work has paid off... ok so maybe it wasn't THAT hard, oh who am I kidding IT WAS THAT HARD!!!
I've reached the first goal of 10 pounds lost.
NO that's not me, that's Jennifer Hudson. I never took a "before & after" photo, nor am I using Weight Watchers.
Since March of 2012, I've been counting calories though not quite accurately but within a ball-park type of category using an app on my ipod touch. I record my weight in the same app whenever I get the courage to step on the scale. You see, I can't blame the scale any more now that it's a new one I purchased back when I got serious about dropping some pounds. The app helps me record the food I consume. As time passed I found I became more conscious of what I ate and whether or not I'd buy the big belly aching bag of gummy bears or the small single serving snack bag... that's right, when I crave something I allow myself to have it otherwise I'll eat down the house until I satisfy that craving! I don't just want to lose weight, I want to eat healthier and make a lasting change.
In March I began to take losing weight seriously and since then I've begun jogging..
... and froze my ears off in March when it was still cold out,
got stuck out in the middle of nowhere when the app I was using said the workout was completed,
got caught in a wicked thunder storm while jogging,
injured my right knee falling off the sidewalk while my head was in la-la-land,
started reading Runners World magazine,
purchased a new pair of jogging shoes as advised in Runners World magazine,
purchased a portable stair climber for the rainy days,
cramped up my belly doing pilates found on Youtube,
busted a gut laughing at myself while I danced off some calories,
bought a step counter for days I chose to walk and not jog,
ran to the bathroom every five minutes from all the lemon water I've been drinking,
bought cinnimon sticks to add to the apple water I've been drinking,
oh, and I fell off the wagon more times than I choose to admit
....but in the end, I'm down ten pounds.
Now comes my reward... General Tao chicken with fried noodles and a couple of eggrolls I'm going to buy a ball of yarn! Woo! Did I mention I'm yarn obsessed? Oh that's a whole 'nother blog!