I can't believe it's been a month already. Seriously, time flies when you are...er...losing weight. You may be wondering, "So, Tammy, how do you feel after doing this for one month?" Well, thanks for asking! I have to say I feel pretty darn great! I've lost weight (yay), I've gained muscle (yay), I've eaten wayy less junk and crap (yay?), and I've eaten more healthy foods (yay).
I have lost:
1 inch from my waist
2.5 inches around my chest
1 inch of my thighs
.5 inches off my hips (c'mon man!)
and...drum roll please.....
I can count the junk food I ate this month ON ONE HAND. I've exercised on 30 of the 31 days I've been doing this. That's a lifetime record streak for me! My clothes fit better, or are getting loose. I may have to retire a pair of jeans and khaki pants that were a wee bit big before all this. They are falling off of me now! I can button blouses that never buttoned before (you larger chested ladies out there feel my pain). Yup, I have to say I feel pretty darn good, my friends.
So no slacking off, just because I had a good month!
Today was pretty much the usual for food. I had cereal and nutribar, and my snack was a bunch of those bell peppers. Mmmm. I did give one away to a student. I asked my ESL science class (when talking about eating a healthy diet to avoid disease) if any of them liked bell peppers. Some had never even tried one! I asked if anyone wanted to try, and my sweet little Japanese student said yes. She liked the green pepper best. I have told some of my students I am trying to eat healthy, as they noticed all the veggies I have been eating. Hey, if I can get even ONE of them to eat healthier, job well done, I say! After work, the big man and I went grocery shopping. We decided to try some turkey burgers. Less fat than beef, why not? Well, let's just say they were on the bland side. I think we should have bought ground turkey and made our own burgers. Maybe some BBQ sauce will liven up the rest. I was proud 'cause I put lettuce, tomato and onion on mine, which I NEVER do with beef burgers. I also had a salad and a serving of those spicy potato wedge fries done in the oven (remember the ones with a serving size of EIGHT pieces? Sheesh). Jason bought TWO bags of 'em because they were on sale. *sigh*
Since we had to shop, dinner was a bit later than usual, which meant working out was later too. I decided to just do 20 minutes of biking and weights. I did about 23 and then did my sit-ups.
I hope you have enjoyed following my journey for this month, and I hope you will stick around to see how this whole thing turns out! Will I be under 200 lbs. by July? Will I reach my goal of losing 40 lbs? Will I stop there, or head on down another 5 or 10 lbs? Stay tuned....
Stats for the day
Weight: 208 (yup...totally bitchin')
Exercise: 28 min. moderate-high intensity