Loss/Gain this week: -6.0
Total Loss So Far: - 12.0
Last Monday I finally decided that I needed to adjust my eating habits if I'm going to lose the weight. I've gotten myself into a pretty good exercise regimen and, though I was fighting it with most everything in me, I knew I had to change how I was eating in order to see steady weight loss.
I decided I would journal what I was eating and stop eating late at night (unless it was a small light snack).
Diane suggested utilizing sparkpeople.com, so I joined them this week to use their food tracking tools. It really helped me to track everything and I found myself being more careful about my choices. It keeps a running total of your calories, fats, carbs and proteins for the day. Their calorie "limit" for me seemed low, so I usually went over it by just a bit, but I think that was a quick start thing or something. Like I said, I'm only really using the site for a quick, easy FREE way to track my food.
Back to the subject....
Well, it paid off! I know this is a large loss, but I feel like it was the first real week of working on my weight loss. It was the first week that I watched what I was eating with the serious attitude of reaching a healthier weight.
I don't expect this large of a loss in the weeks to come, but I tell you that it is a thrill to know I've finally loss my first 10 pounds, and I'm out of the 220's. :)