Thursday, April 29, 2010

Losing Weight

Hello, I normally do not share this much personal information about myself on my blog, but I am in a good place in my life right now. I was at my personal heaviest weight a few weeks ago. I have been to the doctor's and I decided I did not want to stay that way. I was categorized in the mildly obese category. I am sad to say I was 190 lbs, my goal weight is to be at 135 lbs again. When I met my husband I weighted 128 lbs. I really do not just gain weight, but going through 4 pregancies, I gained while pregnant, and this past pregnancy (my son is now 2) I gained a lot, and did not lose it. So I decided to help myself. I did some research, and found a really cool website, that I do every single day. You can check it out here: Calorie Count.
I found that if I eat 1400 calories a day without exercise, I will lose 1-2 lbs a week. I also learned that an adult female no matter what needs to consume no less than 1200 calories a day!!
On April 14th I started counting my calories and I work out every day!! I do about 15 minutes a day of pilates, 55 minutes a day of a Walk at Home video by Leslie Sanson, it is called 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk plus the pilates I do every day for firm abs. I bought it at my local Walmart for $10. I do that every day!! It is not hard, just fast paced!! I love it so much! I also alternate every other day at least doing Core Rhythms. That is a lot of fun also, but to be honest, I have not moved past the kick start video. Last week I tried to do the full workout video, but it is really fast, and I am not at that point!!
So, as of April 25th 2010 I had lost 10 lbs total. (My first week I lost 8 lbs, and my second week I lost 7 lbs.) This weekend I will weigh myself again and see if I lost any more.
If any of you sign up on Calorie Count, look me up on there, my username is luv2knitnsew

Thanks for letting me share my story with you!!

3 comments:

allsewnup said...

Congratulations!! I'm off to check this out myself.

Carolyn

bloominworkshop said...

Congratulations! You are doing so good! I found that web site a few weeks ago because I wanted to calculate the nutritional information on some recipes that I have. It's a great web site and I don't even use it to it's full potential!

Mee a Bee said...

HI Stacey! This is fantastic! are you sticking with it? I desperately need to lose weight too. I go to the gym a lot but I guess I eat too much.

Thanks for your comments on my blog today!