Average calorie deficit per day for November: 632 Number of “treats” (cookies, candy, etc) eaten in break room at work: 0 Number of planned days at the gym skipped: 0 Days over RDI: 1 (Thanksgiving, +162 calories) Weight lost in November: 4 pounds Total weight lost: 114 pounds Take that Holiday Season.
It has been almost a month since I reached my goal weight of 180 pounds. At that point I adjusted my lifestyle to maintain that weight rather than continue to lose. I raised my daily caloric intake from 1500 to 2000 calories a day. I continued to count calories for 1 week and then I… Continue reading Life After Weight Loss: Month One
Just kidding, this is not a blog about losing weight by eating icing. Sorry! I’m sure someone has tried it though. Being thin is nice. I very much enjoy looking in the mirror and seeing a healthy woman, not an obese one. I am loving shopping for my new size 12 body. I love just… Continue reading Losing Weight is Just the Icing on the Cake
A year and a half ago, I embarked on what some would call my “weight loss journey”. I prefer to say I started taking the steps to change my lifestyle. Both are accurate descriptions. Since then I have learned many things I never knew. I learned what a portion of food looks like. I learned… Continue reading The Food and Diet Industry is Making and Keeping You Fat
Misinformation about weight loss and diet is everywhere you look. One has to dig through a pile of material designed to sell you on a particular product or diet to find the truth beneath all the lies, false claims, and exaggerated effectiveness of said products and diets. This is a list of ten common missing… Continue reading Ten Weight Loss Lessons Learned
Numbers are a big part of weight loss. How many calories, grams, ounces, pounds, reps, miles, strides, inches, sets, etc. It can be overwhelming, tedious, and repetitive. I know I will not count calories for the rest of my life. I know I will not go to the gym 5 days a week for the… Continue reading Disconnecting from the Numbers
This is really inspiring to me. I wish they had this at my high school back in the 90’s! I’m sure if I had been on this team, it would have forever changed the way I felt about my body. I love that it celebrates all the things that are discouraged in mainstream media: strength,… Continue reading Weslaco School Girls Powerlifting