We're just a couple weeks away from the end of the Biggest Loser competition that I'm doing. Like I mentioned before, Amy was the real motivation for me to get my rear in gear. She was the reason I signed up for My Fitness Pal, and that was my eye opener. I wasn't eating horribly, but I was eating way too much. Then, when my Tastefully Simple team announced a Biggest Loser competition, I knew I wanted to sign up because it was just one more way to keep myself accountable and on track so I could get back to a healthy weight and reach my goal before Megan's wedding.
Aside from logging my food on My Fitness Pal and watching my calorie intake, Jillian Michaels has been my new BFF. The 30 Day Shred and her Kickboxing DVD are my two favorite workouts. I also got a heart rate monitor which I love. It's very motivating to see the number of calories burned while I'm working out go up. Another huge motivator for me is knowing that I have to take a picture of the number on the scale and send it to the Biggest Loser group each week. I recommend that to anyone wanting to stay on track and lose weight. Get a weight loss buddy and hold each other accountable with pictures!
Since signing up for My Fitness Pal in April, I'm down 12.4lbs. I should be down another pound or two, but I've been way off track the last few weeks. Riley's birthday week did me in. With all that cake I lost track of what I was working for, and then with all the changes my body is going through with weaning Riley and now I'm sick....I haven't been doing the best with my eating or my exercise. But, I still have that goal to meet and I'll do it! I want to lose 4.4 more lbs before Megan's wedding.
I feel better about myself and you can actually tell I've lost weight. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to go shopping for new clothes this fall. My shorts and capris are getting too big now, so I'm sure my jeans won't fit either. For 'normal' girls, this is a great thing. For someone like me who hates spending money on clothes, I'm dreading it....but I guess it's a good reason to go shopping, huh? :)