Last week I weighed 160....this morning I weighed 155.5! A loss of 4.5 pounds!! Wow, and I was feeling pretty darn nervous! I figured out one reason why I have lost more than average the last few weeks....I started working out in the mornings now. I used to go work out as soon as my husband got home from work. It was hectic, to say the least! He would walk in the door, I would finish nursing the baby and then pass him off to his Daddy along with instructions on how to finish up dinner then tell him and all the kids good-bye. I wouldn't get home until bedtime for the little kids! It was just very stressful. So I decided to dig into my budget a bit and sign up for child care. Now I go every morning and I LOVE it! I get it done first thing and then can shower and enjoy the rest of my day! I can actually cook yummy, healthy meals for my family and, BONUS! actually get to eat it with them!! The kids have fun going to the child care, too. So, back to why working out in the morning has facilitated greater weight loss...I used to eat a mid-morning snack of about 200 calories. Since I am working out now at my previous snack time, I am naturally eating about 200 calories less each day than I used to!
It feels so awesome to be in the 150's....and I poured myself into some size 10 jeans today!!!
It's still a struggle at times to stay on top of it all....especially with eating. But I am now in the habit of not giving myself permission to fail; it's not even an option and that feels good!! :)