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!!


allsewnup said...

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


Anonymous 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!