Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thin Girl Thursday {6}

I got on the scale this morning and felt like crying.  It wasn't because I was sad or upset about my weight.  But it was because I am now down 10 pounds from when I started.  It might not sound like a lot to everyone, but for me this is huge.  I finally feel like I'm accomplishing something and I'm getting somewhere.  That all of my hard work is starting to pay off.  And can I tell you how awesome that feeling is?  Now I'm hoping that I can keep up my momentum and drop the rest of those pesky pounds!

Now I know what is working for me and that I must plan, plan, plan!  I write down my meals, sometimes for the upcoming day sometimes for the next couple of days it just depends.  Then at night, I've been packing my lunch so I don't feel rushed in the morning.  I make sure I have plenty of water throughout the day.  It's a lot of work, but it's so worth it.  I haven't been going out to eat, but because I was on travel for work the first part of the week one time it was necessary.  So on our way to the restaurant I pulled up my calorie count app on my phone and went through some different menu items that I thought would work with the calories/protein/fat/carbs I had left to work with for the day.  I looked at the nutritional values and made up my mind what I would be ordering before I could sit down with the menu and be tempted by those darn french fries that I love so much.  See, if you plan ahead and make a decision to stick to it you avoid the depression sometimes felt when you cheat on your diet or make poor food choices. 

So if you're working on your eating habits make sure you plan ahead!  You won't regret it :)

Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!


  1. I am so proud of you! Way to get after it!!!

    Love you.

    x, ash

  2. 10 lbs?! Like Ashton said, I'm so proud!! You are getting your skinny on something serious here! I'm so excited for you!!!

    Keep it up and you'll be at your goal in no time!!!!!

    Love you!!

  3. Get it girl! I am so proud of you! You are inspiring me! Love it! And you...obvi.


  4. Ten pounds does sound like a lot! That's awesome!!

  5. Wow, you are doing FANTASTICALLY! Ten pounds lost is amazing, YAY! :D

    I understand how much work it is to lose weight and keep it off. I lost 40 pounds in 2002 (NOT easily!), and the only way I've been able to keep it off is to continue the healthy lifestyle of working out and eating I've been on a "diet" for 8 1/2 years! It's all worth it, trust me! :)

  6. I'm so proud of you! Ten pounds is a lot!! It's amazing how dedicated you are to this, seriously.

  7. you are doing so so so great!! did i tell you that you were my totally are. thanks. love you.

  8. WOW!! that is SO AWESOME!!! 10 pounds IS alot! keep up the great work! :) xoxo