Can you indulge me for one post while I celebrate my weight loss?? I've done enough talking about love for the past umpteen posts. So now I'll talk about loss, specifically my weight loss! I've lost a whopping 40 pounds since May! I did hit a plateau mid August so started running and now that it's gotten cold, I joined Urban Active and am at the gym five nights a week. I've been mixing up my routine with spinning class twice a week, alternated with weight/resistance training and running on the treadmill for an hour. I also cut out all carbs, (except the occasional low carb tortilla filled with salad) and a few pretzels, and cut out all sugar as well. I've also been having whey protein shakes (I like this brand) which I mix with Tropicana 50 cal. OJ and drink twice daily.
Also I cut out all soda, sugary drinks and drink only water and herbal teas, and when I am feeling indulgent, a cup of coffee with cream and Splenda. I have ten pounds to go to reach my goal weight. It has been tough but I've been determined and decided I wasn't going to let anything or anyone get in the way of my reaching my goal.
The best part about the weight loss has been shopping for new clothes, which I wouldn't have been doing if I hadn't given away all the smaller sized clothing I had before the weight loss, literally two weeks before I started losing the weight, sigh! But after a few trips to Macy's, I must say, I'm not complaining. I've never been much of a clothes horse, but have been re-discovering how creative one can get with clothing - and I really enjoy the collections at Macy's. The color ranges and styles overwhelm me. I was in heaven when I bought a pair of Inc. blue jeans and they fit so beautifully. Buying a pair of jeans that actually fit properly is an experience that every woman should have, once in her life. Once I got past the $69.50 price tag, I realized the tailoring, the fit and the wear I was going to get out of them was worth it. And here is the new me (sorry it's not a full body shot - you'll have to trust that I lost the weight!) I very rarely post pics of myself, so this is a treat for me! Wish me luck - the last 10 pounds is the hardest to lose!