Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Progress Report

May I tell you something?

I recently lost 6 lbs (well, 6.2, if we are going to be exact).

Now, 6 lbs, in the grand scheme of things, is nothing too crazy (for a visual, think of it as 24 sticks of butter).

But....I feel so good!
It is amazing what little changes in your life can do to make you feel good. I still have a way to go to reach my goal, but I just wanted to share this little bit of information.

Here are some ways that I have found success:

1. Tracking. The days that I don't track my food are the days that I fall off the wagon (well, not so much fall, but I catapult myself off the wagon). I need to be held accountable or else I am a mess.

2. Working out. This one has been a challenge. Right now I am teaching a really tough unit (Julius Caesar) and I find that I am completely exhausted when I get home. But, I find that when I pack my gym bag and go straight from work, I am able to find some energy somewhere. Even if I just walk for 30 minutes, I feel so much better when I actually do it.

3. Being prepared. If I know that I am going to dinner, I make sure to take a peek at the menu beforehand to pick my meal. For example, tonight I am meeting some friends for a basketball game and we are going to Fuddruckers for dinner. I looked at the menu and decided to have a veggie burger with only half the bun (the bottom half) and sweet potato fries (I will only eat half the fries).

How are you finding success?


  1. Congratulations, Adriana! That's awesome!!!

    You're right about going to the gym even when you REALLY don't feel like it. The energy will come from somewhere and once you're done it feels so good. Today was one of those days for me.

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  3. I'm not sure why that other post went there. Dang phone!

    More importantly...CONGRATS! That is an awesome success. I'm totally with you on the tracking and looking up restaurants prior to going out. Also on the working out I guess. :)

  4. 6 pounds is actually quite a bit. And I'm sure your body composition has changed more than anything!!