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I am so happy!
I know 1 or 2 pounds of that might have been water weight but I still am so happy.
The changes I made:
-Eating three meals a day with two snacks
-Drinking 8-12 cups of water daily
-Pilates 6/7 days for 20-45 minutes
-No more late night snacking (sorry, but college I’m controlling YOU)
-No more “boxed” foods
-Lots of fruits and veggies
I’m so happy and my body looks so good. I probably will not be able to weigh myself for at least two weeks which is good because I can just keep working. I am going to be super excited if I come home from college and see weight loss!
Hope all is well!
I am not overweight, very far from it. But I am trying to work towards a more fit body. I want to lower body fat percentage.
I am eating more organic products.
I am a pescatarian! (So happy about this one! The practice of a diet that includes seafood but not the flesh of other animals.)
I do not eat “boxed” foods.
I switched from white bread to wheat.
I only drink water, at least 8 cups a day.
Exercise every day that I enjoy. Ex. pilates.
I weighed myself this past Monday, so I will weigh myself this upcoming Monday. I do not know if I lost weight, however if I did, its because of these changes!
-2 slices of wheat bread
-1bsp of peanut butter
-cinnamon raisin bagel
-Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bar
- Lemon Pepper Fish
- Rice Pilaf
-Caramel Apple Desert
-Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Chocolate Underground Yogurt
-Pilates 30 minutes
In 2012 I decided that I needed to start being more concerned about my weight. I started exercising more and eating a lot healthier. I was so incredibly dedicated to changing the way I looked at myself. I had this mind set that if I lost weight I would be “happy.”
I ended up losing 22 pounds. I went to the store and fit into size 1 jeans and small shirts. Suddenly, I felt so amazing. But the reality was that I wasn’t healthy. I never needed to lose weight in the first place, 22 pounds sounds like a lot, but I lost weight that I needed. I was always the skinny girl.
The thing is, I still wasn’t happy. I still thought I needed to improve. If I lost even more weight, I would be considered underweight, badly. Everyone noticed that I lost a lot of weight and it became something I just sat around and talked about. I acted as if I lost it the “safe” way when I really didn’t.
It kind of hit me that what I was doing was wrong. I gained back all the weight. But I learned to first accept every single part of myself before I even thought about losing weight.
Now I regularly eat healthy and exercise a safe healthy amount. Instead of being told how “skinny” I am, I get told how “toned” “strong” “balanced” “fit” “healthy” and “motivated” I am.
I would so rather hear all of those things.
So my goal of 2013 is to continue to love myself like I have been doing. I want to keep up at exercising and lose about 6-10 pounds. Not for the number, but just to become more toned. I am absolutely in love with my body and how fit it is, I just want to lower my body fat percentage.
But whatever you are struggling with, don’t think weight will fix it. You need to accept who you are first and then work towards small healthy goals.