9.25.2011

Project {Me, Myself, and I}

It's been a while since I've done a weight loss update, I know I have some new readers so how about a quick recap?

This is me before.


This is me today {don't judge me by the sweaty red faced look, I just finished a soccer game and didn't feel like getting 'pretty' for a pic!}


{if you would like to read a longer story about my journey click here} So far I've lost 106 pounds.

So basically weight loss is burning more calories than you take in.  Unfortunately it's really not that easy {at least for me!} I burn and I burn and it's like pulling teeth for me to lose a freaking pound! I remember 2 years ago when I joined Weight Watchers and you had to give them a goal weight and after looking at the 'healthy' range somewhere close to 150 I thought, I'll never be able to do that so I chose 165.  Now I am at 154. I surpassed my goal, that I really never believed I would achieve anyways.  I'm different now, I feel GOOD, I feel POWERFUL, I feel HEALTHY.   I'm not upset that the scale is slowing, in fact I've been focusing on other things, like how my thighs don't jiggle when I'm spinning my booty off at the gym :) Or how awesome my butt looks when I'm running on the treadmill, in fact when I joined the gym I thought that whoever put mirrors by the treadmills needed to be shot! Now? Love 'em!

I wish that exercise alone would give me results, but 70% of losing weight is about what you eat.  I eat healthy, 95% of the time.  Do I 'cheat'? Yes, but I don't consider it cheating, I earn my chocolate when I'm out running at 7am every. freaking. day.   Where I think I'm slacking is how many calories I'm eating.  You really can't estimate that, unless you like super talented and know what a cup of pasta looks like off hand.  I don't.  Plus Pinerest is making it so HARD for me by showing me all the yummy things people are pinning.... like this amazing potato soup and this yummy fish is cilantro cream sauce.

My plan? Count my calories.  I'm being realistic I can't do this everyday, I'm busy with a toddler and figuring out calories in every meal plus portion sizes? Too much, BUT can I do it for a week? Yes. I think it will give me a general idea of where I'm at.  I have a hunch that my main problem is that I'm not eating enough and please don't misunderstand...I eat I just don't eat enough for the 500-1000 calories I burn at the gym.   It' hard to eat an extra 800 calories in a HEALTHY way, sure I could down a bowl of ice cream and call it a day, but while it's really yummy it's not going to do me any good.

I printed off all my weekly recipes and figured out the calories.



I also downloaded LoseIt! App on my phone to track myself.  Ummm LOVE it!

I'm hoping this motivates my body to lose that last 10 because in my mind I'm already there :)

Oh yeah, one last thing!  This little pic has been floating around...


I made my husband try it for 7 days. Didn't lose a pound. Just so ya know!

Happy Sunday!

23 comments:

  1. Girl, you are looking GREAT! Awesome Job!

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  2. You look GREAT!!!!! Such a wonderful achievement! I know you've busted your butt to get where you are in your weight loss journey and it's paid off! You're one hot momma!


    I said goodbye to WW about 8 months ago and am smaller now than I was when I was trying with them. It's a great program and I still use their guidelines from time to time but I just focus on eating smaller portions and good for me foods instead of counting points. It's a lifestyle change!

    Kendra :o)

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  3. Your journey is so inspiring! Thanks for the update, a nice thing to see on this gloomy, Wisconsin afternoon :)

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  4. You've always known you're gorgeous. But DAYUMM woman, now you are a major uber hottie!

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  5. amazing job. I am at around 45 pounds loss and 10-15 from my goal weight but I just cant get there. I know I need to eat less or work out more but its so hard to find the time to do more then what I already do..But 1000 at the gym thats amazing for calorie burn!

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  6. You look awesome!!!

    I hope one day to have the will power & determination that you possess - in order to lose weight myself! Thank you for your update & inspiration ;)

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  7. Love your journey update! You've had wonderful success and I KNOW you'll get those last 10 off!

    Go get it girl ! :)

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  9. Wow, great accomplishment!! You look awesome and you're inspiring me to work out! I may have the check out the app you mentioned too. :)

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  10. Megan, you look fantastic! I'm down about 60 pounds (baby weight) and still have that last 10 to lose to reach my goal. The last 10 is the hardest!

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  11. You look fabulous! I have had a few pounds creep back on but am reinvigorated with tracking my WW points. I know it's basically the same as counting calories but it FEELS easier, you know?

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  12. Obviously I've been away from blogging too long and missed so much!! Good to see you again and you look awesome.

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  13. You look GREAT! I wish I were motivated to do this. I make a monthly donation to the gym, but have I been, no! UGHH!

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  14. WOW!! You look amazing. Very inspiring.

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  15. Thank u for sharing your story u are such an inspiration to women!! Loosing weight is sooo hard! I thank u for sharing your before photo cause to admit how bad things r is really hard it is easier to deny it! Thanks again, and u look GREAT!
    Teresa :)

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  16. Awesome job! I need to use you as motivation!!!

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  17. She Shoots, She Scores !!! You Look Amazing Girl !!!

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  18. Congratulations on your weight loss! You look amazing! You must be so proud of yourself! I don't even know you and I'm proud of you!! : ) Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and what's helped you to achieve your goals!

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  19. YOU ARE MY HERO!!!! I really needed to run across this today. I am so unbelievably inspired right now.

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  20. My husband and I tried that "bloat cure" too and neither one of us lost a single pound.. and we both have some weight to lose!

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