Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weight Loss Progress

So, I figured it was about time I shared with you how my "weight loss journey" is going.  Let's just say Pita (aka Taani Esperanza Montoya...I think) is going to be pretty comfy at my mom's house for a while! :} 

I have taken some definite steps towards my goal weight, but it's just going to take some time.  I started doing Weight Watchers at home two weeks ago.  I'm not exactly sure how much I've lost since day one, because I forgot to weigh myself at the very beginning.  In the last week, though, I've lost 2 pounds! :) 

The first week was really rough.  I was STARVING, and as a result, really cranky with my family.  I'm past the stage where I feel like chomping on a head of lettuce, just so I feel full, so that's good! :)  I'm actually to the point where I feel very satisfied by the end of the day, and I'm already eating a lot less than I was before.  Hopefully, that difference will show up on the scale soon.

I also incorporated exercise, starting at the end of last week.  I began with just walking in place to a movie or music once per day.  On Monday, I got back to my 3 mile walk workout DVD by Leslie Sansone.  I really like her workouts because:
  1.  The women on the video are fairly modest (no crop tops)
  2.  I get a full-body workout without any floor work.  This is great for me because I have bad knees.
  3.  The music is not atrocious.
  4. It's not so involved that I have to be completely unavailable for my kids.

I got all the way through the 3 miles, which was really exciting since I haven't done it for a while.  I'm planning on doing it again on Friday.  Today, I did my Bollywood and Bhangra workout DVD.  I got all the way through the Bhangra section on the first disc.  I'd love to master this workout.  It's a fun way to exercise, and trying to complete it (and be able to do it well) gives me a doable goal.  I'm really glad no one was taping my workout today, because I know I looked ridiculous.  If I saw how silly I looked, I would probably never do it again!  As I keep working at it, though, I hope to improve. :)

So, I'm planning to continue on with Weight Watchers, the 3 miles twice a week, and the Bollywood workout once a week.  Eventually, when I'm a little stronger, I may do Turbo Jam again, at least once a week.  I'd have to do it after the kids were in bed, though.  Some of the moves are pretty suggestive, and half the girls are in skimpy clothing.  Plus, a lot of the songs they use are not songs I want my girls learning.

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress as I go! :)


Elaine said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work!
I heard about someone today who lost 40 lbs. due to six months of Weight Watchers, so you are on the right track. :)

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Elaine! :) I'm just trying to take it a day at a time. I'm a total "I want it right now", check it off of the list type person. It's definitely a challenge for me to stay motivated and not get discouraged when I don't see immediate results. I've done Weight Watchers twice successfully before though (after my first two daughters were born), so I'm confident I can do it again if I stick with it. :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your success so far! I'm returning to weight watchers myself after a long hiatus (and significant weight gain). Today is day two for me, and I'm exercising too, which is something I've been totally inconsistent with for way too long. Good luck, and I'm sure you will do great!

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Jenny! It's nice to know I'm not the only one trying to accomplish this. :) My sister-in-law, who lives several states away, is actually doing Weight Watchers, too, so we're kind of keeping each other accountable. And my hubby just bought that crazy "Insanity" workout DVD set (there's no chance of me doing THAT anytime soon!), so we've been exercising at the same time (he plays his workout DVD on the laptop while I do mine on the TV). It always helps me to have people around me going through the same thing. :)

Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey, too! :)