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!



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. :)

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