Saturday, September 5, 2009

Resolution Update: 35 Weeks

This week, I have surpassed the half-way mark towards reaching my goal. As of my weigh-in this morning, I have lost 48.2 pounds since I made my New Year's Resolution to lose weigh. I have 46.8 more pounds I want to lose. As said in my previous post, there are still weeks when I don't make much - if any - progress, but thankfully, over the past 5 weeks, I haven't gained anything from weigh-in to weigh-in.

I have made an effort to bump up my cardio - walking further than I used to during my workouts, which of course means I have to increase my pace.

I am also continuing to keep an eye on what I eat, but I still don't deny myself sodas and sweet. I'm just being judicious about when I'm eating them. I've even doing this for some baking/cooking I've done recently. I calculated that if I make the Peanut Brittle Brownie recipe that Sarah sent me, and I divide the pan into 24 pieces, each one is 236 calories. Knowing that helps keep me from eating a second one, especially considering I have to be smart about when I have even just one of them... I also calculate calories for other things that are home-made and not just prepared out of a box with a convenient label on the outside. Plan on doing that for the holiday baking I'd like to do, too.

So, I will keep at it. I won't reach my goal before the end of the year - that is unrealistic - but I fully expect to look nice in my dress in my sister's wedding in nine weeks.


Greta Perry said...

Keep it up girl! Proud of you!

FbL said...

WTG! Your focus and determination is just awesome. I'm losing weight too, but I don't have that kind of focus--I'm being much more general and losing much more slowly. You are just amazing! :)

BillT said...

I fully expect you'll look *mah*-velous in that dress in nine weeks...

CJ Grisham said...

Good job! Stay focused on your goal and don't let anyone talk you out of it. If you don't want to give up sodas, switch to diets. They don't have the sugars that will hold you back and many of them these days don't taste like diet any longer (I love Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Mountain Dew).

Congratulations on your progress!

ABW said...

That is awesome! You have come a long way and will look great on your sister's wedding day!

Miss Ladybug said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everybody!

Bill, I sure hope you're right.

Carolyn said...

I think you will look fantastic!
I admire your self control. I just scarfed down a cheese and onion sandwich on whole wheat toast (the bread is literally homemade as in grinding the grains). No mayo, no fat in the bread except 1 tablespoon of oil in the dough. The cheese was lowfat too...and of course, to wash it all down, ginger ale.

Naturally, the Engineer will have to be aware that onions sauteed in butter is not a sin, and that cheddar is good, along with a few slices of avocado in place of the mayonnaise.

If you are craving sweets, I recommend eating fresh, raw pineapple. Cuts that craving like you would not believe.

I echo FuzzyB: WTG!!!