It has taken seemingly forever – seriously, since Luke’s birthday party which was January 16th, I’ve been at the same weight – or near to it… until FINALLY TODAY!!!!
As of this morning I’ve lost 21 pounds! I’m only 4 pounds away from my original goal of losing 25 pounds. I’ve since decided to go down at least 30 pounds. If it takes 2 months to lose another 2 pounds I’m gonna need all the time I can get to get down that much before our cruise!!
I know that part of the problem is that I’m not getting to the gym daily like I had been. The kids have been sick, I’ve been sick, life has been going on, and I haven’t gotten their every day like I had been. I really hope to get back to that just as soon as Avery gets over this cold/croup thing she’s got!!!!
I’ve also made a few other adjustments in my daily eating. I read in a Biggest Looser cookbook that I just got, that if you are below 150 pounds you should be eating around 1000 calories a day. I was eating way more than that, since I was more than 150 when I started. So I’ve adjusted some of my eating… and that has helped.
I’m really trying to get in the right amount of fruits and veggies in a day – since that seems to help me feel full! As well as up my protein intake – this one is a bit harder, as carbs and breads and chips are so much yummier to eat than proteins!
In keeping with this even more adjusted eating schedule – I’ll be making something new for dinner tonight! Fish tacos!! David’s being a real sport about the whole thing! He’s not a big fish eater – although we’ve started having salmon once a week, since he likes that. But with some encouragement from some already healthy family members, he’s said he’s willing to try them… so tonight something new in the Winslow household! I love to mix it up every now and then. In order to make that happen – the kids and I will head to the Fresh Market today to get the fish!
For those of you reading who are also on the “weigh down”, keep up the good work – and keep at it even when it seems like it’s taking FOREVER!!!!
In the words of my wise friend Nan – “skinny is as skinny does!”