Saturday, March 17, 2012
Saturday Weigh In - 03/17
I gave a half dozen to a friend and she told me her son was convinced I didn’t make the tamales but I bought them. She assured him that I indeed made them myself and he was impressed - such a lovely compliment!
Mexican food tends to get a bad rap as unhealthy food - but it really isn’t. Everything in moderation. True Mexican food isn’t greasy burritos the size of your arm - it’s simple but flavorful meats, veggies, beans, rice and fresh salsas. It’s wonderful being able to eat my favorite foods guilt-free!
On the exercise front I did an amazing job! I walked/jogged a total of 13.5 miles - and I managed to jog an entire 1.50 miles non-stop twice and 1.75 miles non-stop once! I also started incorporating some muscle building exercises in too (arms, abs and legs). I was fairly sore the next day - but in a good way. In all, I burned a total of 4000 calories from exercise this week - YAY!
Now, onto my progress...
Current weight: 256.8
Last week's weight: 258.8
Difference: -2 lbs
Total lost: -19.2 lbs
I’m sooooo close to having officially lost 20 pounds and I couldn’t be happier. When you have more than 100 pounds to lose the amount is always so daunting. However, there’s just something very profound about losing 20+ pounds. Here’s to hoping I reach that 20 pound mark by next week!
Weeks ago, when I started my journey I decided I would pay myself $5 for every pound I lose. I completely forgot to do it week by week - now I'm almost $100 in debt to myself! I have plenty of clothes until I get down to a size 12/14 - after that I'll have to start buying new clothes... I plan on using my weight-loss money for new clothes (and shoes - my feet actually shrink too when I lose weight, LOL)!