Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I like the dots...hehehehe (oh & I like Dots.) Sorry, corny but I found it amusing :) lol

So I did my "official" one month weigh-in & measurements. I'm down 3 pounds for the month of June & I think 7 inches! The inches mostly came from my waist, hips & thighs. Not a bad thing indeed! I think that's a realistic amount to drop for one month. I always go up during TOM & it takes at least a week to drop back down so one week of the month is a neutral ;)

I'm feeling good & definitely seeing changes in the mirror.

So how am I doing it? Well, I'm eating. I'm not counting macros or calories though we all know (especially WW folks) that you can still tally points in your head. I suspect I'm eating an average of 1500 calories per day if you really want to know. TONS of fruit, veggies (not tons), lean proteins & I always start the day with a smoothie. ALWAYS! I've been doing that for about a month now.

My smoothies always consist of FF milk or light soymilk, FF plain yogurt, ground flaxseed, honey, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, a banana, frozen berries of some sort & frozen spinach. It's such a great way to start the day, it's filling & I read in Thrive that your body best processes shakes after workouts. No...I'm not becoming vegan (after you click the link you'll understand that) but I love reading nutrition books of all sorts & this is a GREAT read!

Back to how I'm doing it, I'm having a more open weekend with eats but not going overboard. We even chowed a casino buffet this weekend & I didnt gain an ounce!

I'm working out 3 days a week with weights, doing 15-20 min of cardio on training days & 30-40 mins on non-training days (typically only 30 unless I'm running) and I'm taking at least 1 day off a week.

So that's what I'm doing. I'm LIVING! It's fun, I feel great & I'm not giving anything all! Did I mention the dark chocolate I have on some nights? Trader Joe's has the 100 calorie bars of 70% dark chocolate. So yummy!

I feel like no matter what the scale says that I'm living my best life. I'm grateful for that! I am ME, I am STRONG, I am DETERMINED & I am going to take nothing for granted!

Bring on July!


SuperDots said...

Ohhhhh, I really like the last part of your past! OH, and of course the first part with the losses mentioned---HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!?! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!! :-D

And well, you probably already know, but I like dots too!!!! hahahaha!!!

Polka-dotted stuff rocks my little world! But um, stripes do, too!

The Kelley Family said...

Hey Girl. So happy to hear that you are having success. Itsn't it amazing what happens when we just live life and stop worrying about the small stuff. I don't weigh until the end of July but I am doigna plan similar to yours and am feeling amazing. Eating but not over doing it and just living my life and feeling amazing. Hope all is well. I have been a blog slacker lately but hope to get it up and running again this weekend. Also, reactivated my bodyspace blog and profile on for extra motivation. Miss ya!!


Lady Rois said...

AMEN Sistah!!!

I get really frustrated with the confusion that goes on around the weight loss world - reading people doing 3 hours of cardio and starving themselves and wondering why they can't maintain the loss when they drop activity.

::bangs head on desk::

Being a cult follower of Tom V., I love his approach - eat more and move only as much as you need to drop the body fat. For some people that's an 60-90 minutes a day, for most people it's 30-45 min of sweat inducing cardio 3x a week.

Either way, it's not a full time job! Living your best life IS your full time job! (and you are doing awesome at discovering that. Many more hugs than normal comin' your way... it's an introspective time for you, and I am glad to see you looking at your accomplishments with pride!)

Sportsgirl said...

That's the way!!