Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Diet, Week 1

Well, in light of the pending visit from Clay-I mean Lance, I have decided to lose 10lb in 2 weeks. (technically it's only a week and a half from the start of my diet until he comes but I'm being hopeful that I can still achieve the 10lb weight loss.) Can I do it? We shall see!

So far I have done an hour of cardio every other day for the past 5 days and for the past 3 days have consumed around 1200 calories per day of healthy food! I'm going strong. My problems at this point include my semi-sprained knee from last week which is hating me for the running and bike riding, and my stomach which keeps asking for McDonald's fries and a double cheese. So far I have resisted this craving. I don't even own a scale to know how much I weigh-sad I know, so I will be measuring my success by the way my pants fit. I have this pair of dress pants that are a size too small and also have no stretch. When I wore them was about 5-10lbs lighter than I am now. If I can wear those and have them fit loosely I will know I have succeeded. This morning I could put them on and zip but not button them and they were tight.

7 days to go! If I succeed I will further challenge myself to lose another 10, in which case I would weigh less than I did in highschool! If anyone would like to join me on this challenge for moral support I would love that!!!


Undomesticated Newlywed said...

I just started a workout/diet routine to lose a good 15 pounds. I'll be your moral support...but only if you promise to be mine!

Krystyn said...

Wow! I would love to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks....without having a baby of course. Let us know if it works.

Anonymous said...

I would love to join the challenge. I need to lose another 10 and I KNOW how much better I felt when I was eating less and healthier foods. Also, even 10 lbs. of weight loss really helps the knees! Remember to eat small meals every 4 hrs. to keep your metabolism going. It DEFINITELY works! I'll weigh in tomorrow!

nikki said...

For me it was just making sure I drank at least 8 glasses of water a day. That and I love Weight Watchers. Getting my fat caboose back on track after the kidlet is born.