Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Weight Loss Journey: The first 12 weeks!

I've completed my first round in my weight loss journey!  I've lost 12 pounds in 12 weeks (4.74% of my body weight), and I really couldn't be happier.  :) 

People keep asking me what I'm doing to lose weight and it's really quite simple.  I'm just eating better (not FABULOUS or anything, but a lot better than I have been) ... no fast food, only 1-2 sodas (diet) a day.  I mainly drink water now.  No snacking throughout the day, or if I do have a snack it's something low calorie.  My biggest issue right now is eating at night.  I tend to have a snack or two (low cal, but still ...) after the kids are in bed and I know that's not good, but it's soooo hard to break that habit.  And, my biggest thing I'm doing right now is exercising.  I'm not a big believer in fad diets or the like ... for me, the only real way to lose weight is to stay active.  I'm doing 45 minutes of cardio 4 days a week and burning around 450 calories each time. 

Here's my comparison pictures .. I hope you all can tell a difference.  I certainly can, and it REALLY shows in my clothing.  I have GOT to buy some new pants ASAP!

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4 comments:

Leslie said...

Yeah Heather!!

Nancy said...

Heather, you can certainly tell the difference. Way to go. You should be very proud of your success & hard work. Remember: One day at a time & one pound at a time. So very happy for you. :)

Heather said...

Thanks!!

Susan Miller said...

Awesome!