Friday, March 21, 2014

Losing weight....

I knew when I began my healthy changes that I would lose weight. It was bound to happen. I was not eating every candy in sight, not snacking as much, choosing an apple over a huge bowl of cereal and not eating out. That would eventually change my outside as well as my insides right?

YUP! It did. I slowly trimmed down a bit and clothes started fitting better.... then I hit a plateau and maintained. If I was at the weight I wanted to be at then that would be great, but I'm not. There is a  bit more I would love to get off before I hit 35! Wait, I'm going to be 35!? That is nuts!  The older I get the harder it will be to keep weight off, I'm assuming, so I need to do it now.

"Although weight gain is common in your 30s, it is not inevitable or necessary. Maintaining a healthy weight during your 30s reduces your risk of overweight, obesity and chronic illnesses in later adulthood."  Tina M. St. John 

So......... I needed to step it up a notch. We started the couch to 5k which feels incredibly effective. I sweat so much and feel like I'm working hard for that short 30 mins. I also do ab and arm work outs through the week too. But, I think that's what I would normally be doing anyways for health. I think the biggest thing now I need to work on my portions and late snacking.

If I'm truly hungry, I eat, and I want to keep it that way. The areas that I can cut back on are smaller portions at dinner time and not having late night snacks. I have done that over the last 2 weeks and have already seen results. Matter of fact.... I fit into my goal shorts SO SO much better! I still have work to do but seeing progress is so encouraging!

For me, it looks like my normal healthy eating and work out routines will help me maintain my current weight. If I want to trim down at all, I need to make a few tweaks with my eating and that is the nudge my body needs to drop a bit of the poundage.  What about you guys? What works for you?

Fighting against the muffin top,


  1. Body composition is 85% diet, particularly macronutrient ratios. Try playing with your ratios (more saturated fat, slightly fewer carbs).

    Glad you're enjoying this!

  2. Not to be a copy editor but I believe you mean to say "losing weight." Your clothes are loose because you are losing weight. See what I did there? It is a pretty common mistake I see and I think your blog is really great and inspiring. Just wanted you to know for any future posts where you may discuss weight loss. Cheers!

    1. You're right.... ooops! Reading our blog must drive you nuts, we do a lot of these. Especially me :) Fixed :)

  3. So glad you are seeing progress! For me, I have to remember to drink enough water during the day. I aim for 2 liters (but usually end up drinking about 1.5L). I keep a large reusable bottle with me at work to help keep track.

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