Weight Loss Journey 2.0

This is an updated blog post on how keeping the weight off has been going and stories of how I lost fat in target areas. Also my plans for the 4-Months or so left of the winter season.

So…last time I made my blog post I was 159 pounds. I am now 172 pounds. I have gained some weight back but at 159 my ribs were showing. That’s not to say getting leaner wouldn’t fix that issue at 159. For a woman of 5’8″ I am supposed to be around 150 – 165 pounds. BUT…I have got a goal not to look at the scale until April. I am going to workout everyday and portion my food a little better. I’m going to switch soda to water.

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Lately, for exercise, I have been doing a combination of push-up, planks, sit-ups, squats, weights, and hip hop abs at night before bed. I am trying to build stamina by doing push-ups and possibly build chest muscles up a little. So far, 2 full push-ups used to be a struggle. Now, I can do 15 in a row. I would say 20 but I am honestly not putting my head in the game. I can do a one minute plank. Side planks help with Obliques.

One major fear I have is becoming bulky. Some women love having muscles stacked on muscles, but with my attitude, I don’t wanna scare Andrew anymore. Like crushing walnuts in my fist. I just want a long, lean look like Kaley Cuoco. Super flat stomach. I was going to look into a waist trainer. Then I read something about the effects are temporary and it could damage organs. So, whatever way my body wants to go, I’m just giving free range.

I would say, I have 2 Coca Colas a day lately. Lets see at 150 Calories a can. 300 Calories a day. That’s 2,100 Calories a week. As much as we don’t like to count calories that’s 0.6 pounds a week or 2.4 pounds a month…so about 30 pounds a year switching soda to water.

So, when I said I had a story, it’s pretty important. I seen on November 20th…dimples or cellulite on the side of my thigh. I would call them dimples. It was like a noticeable piece of fat sticking out of my thigh. No joke. I used resistance bands for about 5 minute warm ups (let raises & Squats). I also did hips buns and thighs program for 2 weeks once a day to target that area. December 8th…I was looking in the mirror and they were gone. It took less than a month to smooth out that area.

Foods to eat:

  • Chicken Breasts, Pork Chops, Tuna Fish
  • Broccoli, Carrots, Leafy Greens
  • Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas
  • Eggs, Whole Milk, Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Toast, Granola, Whole Grain noodles, Brown rice
  • Cashews, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter

I went to Meijer and got my goal outfit for Spring when I go running with Millie. I can technically fit into it now. But it won’t be too loose if I have substantial weight loss this winter. Which I plan on. Shredding fat at least. A pair of shorts and the matching top to go for runs in $20 on clearance. I was going to get the pants but the shorts have a pocket for my cellphone.

Take photos and videos. I am excited to start doing this actually. I still haven’t been bold enough to do that. But I have someone on my Facebook who posts daily and it’s actually extremely encouraging. You got to do that you know. Flip the script. Some may see you as a show off. Some people may be inspired. I just don’t know.

I swear by Shaun T standing Abs. I actually want to try his insanity workout but I either need a stronger floor or do like my friend Millie said and create a gym outside. I have my laptop with a DVD player attachment. Just need to lay out a mat. I can see that happening and I am thankful she made that suggestion to me.

I think the proper amount of weight to lose per week would be 1 pound. That should get me down to 156 by April. I like losing 1 pound per week. It takes for ever but then you can avoid stretch marks and loose skin.

I am going to vacuum dance more often. I love having headphones in and cleaning or blasting the stereo. (See intro to Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers).

There is a motivational quote app I personally think is better than Pinterest and Facebook. I do believe it is growing in popularity as well. And you don’t run into anything not worth your time and it is all powerful and meaningful. Available on Play Store.

So this is what I am at now:

I have started new mental health medication recently. So we will see how this processs goes along with that. ❤️

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