Monday, August 15, 2011

The Journey Continues

I started my weight loss journey around the first of May 2011.  The goal I set in July was to lose 60 pounds by the end of the year. I thought it was a goal that probably could not be reached, but I was going to do my best to reach my goal! 

On July 3 I started Phase 1 of the HCG diet.  I had hoped to lose 15-20 pounds in 21 days.  July 5 I started Phase 2.  I had prepared myself mentally for a couple weeks that this diet would be hard core. I kept in my mind it is only 21 days of my life, which is a blip in my lifetime.  

I lost 10.9 pounds between May 1 and July 4.  I then lost 21 pounds between July 5-25.  I was ecstatic that I had lost 32 pounds total.  I didn't anticipating to lose anymore weight during Phase 3.  My goal was just to maintain my weight loss and not gain any weight back.  The first couple days of Phase 3 was nerve wracking.  I was scared if I ate too many calories that the pounds would find their way back.  I stuck to what I had learned on Phase 2.  Slowly added additional calories and dairy.  The pounds were staying off.

We then took our vacation to Vegas during Phase 3.  I was determined I would stick to Phase 3 eating plan.  I did it!  I didn't cheat one time.  We walked a million miles while we were in Vegas! Vegas was the start of my exercising again.  I came back from Vegas and have exercised daily except Sundays.  Sundays are my rest days.  The pounds have continued to come off during Phase 3. 

I have finished 2 months of counting calories, 21 days on Phase 2 and 21 days on Phase 3 with a GRAND total weight loss of 38.2 pounds total.  My goal is to lose 35 pounds by the end of the year.

I feel I have a new outlook on what I eat and what my body can handle.  My body does not process sugar or carbs well at all.  I have learned that I have to watch the amount of sugar/carbs I take in for the rest of my life. Water is essential!  I have more energy that I have ever had. The best part is I can go shopping from the racks clothing stores.  I am not forced to only shop in plus size stores. I tried on a pair of pants at Old Navy & they were too big. WHAT?!?! I was skipping out to the rack to get a smaller size!

The journey continues!


Lil' Woman said...

That is awesome, you look amazing girl! :)

Kendra said...

Wow! Keep up the good work! Your goal is close!

Crazy Town ND said...

You are my look great!! Your smile is brighter!! Hugs, Mom

graciepie said...

AWESOME!!! So glad I could share the secret to weight loss! I am thinking of doing another round at the end of summer too. Great job at sticking to it girl!!