Time for a progress report! I have actually managed to stay on a diet and exercise plan for an extended period of time! Yes, I have not-so-good weeks, but I always manage to get back on track. I haven't lost a huge amount of weight (I'm actually not sure exactly how much I have lost, owing the fact that I purchased a new scale shortly after starting this and so I don't have a good starting weight on that scale) but it's around 10 lbs. That's not amazing, considering how long I've been doing this, but when you couple that with working full time and being a mom, I think it's pretty good! I use my elliptical, walk or ride my bike at least 3 times per week. I'm drinking TONS of water, eating better than I have in ages, and I'm getting a ton of great support from my workout buddy, facebook group, and my Baby Gaga forum.
I can seem some results in how my clothes fit as well as on the scale. I had to buy a belt this weekend for the first time in at least 10 years! I don't like belts, as a rule, as they tend to dig into my tummy and be uncomfortable when sitting. But my jeans are annoyingly loose (YAY!) so I needed a belt AND I found a cute one! It's black with an embossed floral vine and silver studs. And it was $10, bonus! My waist is more trim. It makes me feel good to see it making a difference.
Thanks to my lovely smartphone (Which I hold with a deathgrip whenever it leaves the safety of my pocket or purse...for backstory, click here) I have apps to help me keep track of calories, exercise, and how far I have walked/ridden. Love that!
I feel physically better already and it can only get even better, right?!