Up and down, up and down! I've been on a roller coaster of weight loss for quite some time now. I lose it, then I gain it all back. Before Hawaii, I worked really hard and lost 15 pounds! It felt great - I went to buy beach clothes and actually had everything I took into the fitting room fit me. That is the best feeling! Of course, I took a break from healthy eating while I was in Hawaii - it was my honeymoon, after all. My problem? Taking a break for me = a downhill spiral. I struggle to get back on track after a splurge or a vacation.
So here I am - AGAIN. Unfortunately, I found that 15 pounds I lost. This time I"m determined to shed the pounds and KEEP THEM OFF! "I'm not losing weight, I'm getting RID of it!" I'm getting of the yo-yo coaster and I'm adopting this health lifestyle permanently. I'm counting calories - keeping clean eating in mind! If you're looking for a great resource on clean eating, try The Gracious Pantry. I am trying to limit my processed foods and really amp up the fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and lean protein. I feel like counting calories gives me the freedom to explore new recipes and sometimes have something I really want in moderation. I also go to bootcamp Mondays & Thursdays. Then I try to workout at least 3 other times during the week - sometimes I even do some extra cardio on bootcamp days.
I'm learning tackling my challenges! The other day we went to the movie theater with friends. Instead of chowing down on 900-calorie-clog-your-arteries popcorn, I packed my snacks!
|The ingredient lists on these snack foods are ones I can actually read!|
On Father's Day, we took a day trip to West Virginia. Usually that would mean I'm done for = but not this time! I ate breakfast at home, packed lunch & snacks, and planned ahead my dinner out.