Sunday, May 17, 2009

Being honest, losing weight feels good

I've had a lifetime of ups and downs. Mostly on the scales, I might add! I've been successful at losing and then a failure by gaining it back. Over the past 2 yrs, I've been gaining. Until now.

A few weeks ago, a few gals in my office, a few of my team members, and I decided to make some much needed changes in the way we were eating and treating our bodies. Well, to be more acurate, the team members have been doing this for a while. In fact, it's because of their success (Marybeth is looking way good!!!) that the rest of us were motivated to get started.

I'm 2 and 1/2 weeks into it and I must say I've done better than I expected. I still need to get more consistent with exercise, that's for sure. But I've lost 12 pounds so far. I know a lot of that is just beginner losing body was in shock from the change. I don't feel my clothes fitting more loosely, but they aren't as tight either. My energy level is higher and I'm not as run down after meals. I've cut my sugar out almost completely. I'm eating fruits and veggies and good proteins. Am I hungry? Oh yea. I'm hungry alright! I've learned that I need more protein at the end of the day than at the beginning. When I wake up, I'm hungry. I'm drinking lots of water and a little bit of diet 7 up. The rest of my buddies have given up caffeine. I am still drinking coffee in the morning w/ fat free creamer. That's one thing I just enjoy too much to give up. Besides that, I've gone very natural in my food choices.

We'll see how it goes and I'll keep posting more regularly about progress. I will say, being on a team of people with a common goal is easier than doing it alone.

So, down 12 so far. And that is encouraging. Only 25 more to go! :)

It feels good to be going down.




Joyful said...

Rejoicing with you my sweet friend. Would love to know more about your eating plan. Besides sugar, what else have you cut out of your diet and what specifically are you eating? I sadly know so little about proper nutrition. :)

Hugs to you today!

Chef Diane said...

Way to go Melissa! You are worth it, keep going,
Love ya,

Mandi said...

Yay! What are you eating for breakfast. I can't give up my coffee and fat free creamer either?

Lisa said...

Me too! Me too! I want to know what you are doing....this coming from a girl who used to think there was nothing wrong with Mac & Cheese! I am super ignorant when it comes to nutrition!!! Please tell us what it is you are cutting out and what you are doing! When you go to the gym are you taking classes or are you working on your own. I would love to learn all I can. Thank you for sharing your journey. ~ Lisa