I was hesitant about talking about weight/health on my blog at first because I didn’t want to convey the message that I have a poor self-esteem or that I am insecure about the way I look; once upon a time, I had a crippling body image and I worked for years to improve that and I feel like I’m a pretty good spot.
Last fall, I was able to lose the teacher weight I put on with Weight Watchers. I am hoping to lose at least 25 pounds to be where I was when I was married and before I started having thyroid issues. Some of my 101 in 1001 goals revolved around getting in better shape and I decided on my 27th birthday that I was going to get back at it! So here goes: my weight loss journey begins.
I am using MyFitnessPal to track calories. I plan on eating between 1200-1800 calories daily. I have calorie tracked off and on for about five years and I enjoy using this tool!
I am using Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband to track my general daily activity. I’ve found this is a really effective weight maintenance tool in the past because it gives or takes away calories based on my daily activity. If I want to put in non-walking exercise, I still get the “steps” from the pedometers, but I just have to manually enter extra calories into my calorie tracker.
I took my measurements on September 23rd with these photos and started my restaurant fast on September 21st; I knew if I started limiting my meals eaten out, it would be a lot easier to get some balanced smaller meals in again. I tend to have pretty long days with grad school + teaching, but I’ve found that there doesn’t really seem to be a super convenient time to start anything…it just has to be done. I don’t plan on sharing specific numbers like my weight of measurements, but I’ll tell you inches and pounds lost ♥.