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! :)