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Monday, April 9, 2012

Weight loss Update

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Update photo (I look a little bit of a mess, no make up, at hobby lobby with two kids alone)


As of Easter morning, I have lost 28 lbs.  My last weigh in update was 3 weeks ago.  Many people have been asking me what I am doing to lose weight.  I am eating around 1400 calories a day using my Fitness Pal App and I am trying to burn around 400-500 calories a day in just exercising.  As a mom of two little ones, you don't always get your way, if ever.  If I could I would work out a good portion of my day, eat super healthy yummy meals and be so happy, right?! haha well since thats not how life works, I try and plan out what I am going to eat to make sure I am not just grabbing some high calorie chocolate bar at the end of the day.  I look for opportunities to take the kids places that will allow me to exercise.  For example, when we grocery shopping, I turn my pedometer on and I just walk until I have burned at least 200 calories.  That only takes like an hour.  Then since we got a jogger stroller, we go on LOTS of walks.  The kids love it!! I can easily burn almost 400 calories on a 3 mile walk which just takes a little over an hour and usually puts them both to sleep.  The more I have exercising and eating healthy (I don't like calling it a diet because its a lifestyle change, in all honesty) I have realized that its not hard at all.  Your mind controls the level of difficulty.  You have to re train your thoughts on why you need those second helpings or why you need a desert after your meal.  Another thing I have done is doubled my intake of vegetables.  We eat lots and lots of steamed veggies and crockpot chicken.  Frozen vegetables are cheap and soooo easy to make! I realize all the excuses I have made my whole life!! Its ridiculous and I do find myself reverting back to those thoughts in which I quickly try and hush them away.

20 comments:

  1. So impressed. Reallllllllly hard with 2 little ones.

    You look great great great!!

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  2. you are inspiring me! :) way to take care of yourself. Im doing the same now

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  3. Congratulations!! You're doing an amazing job and looking fabulous!

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  4. You go girl! I love that you post your success. Gives me motivation!

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  5. Way to go! Very inspiring. Have you tried green smoothies? I couldn't believe how many veggies + fruits I could get into one (mine's straight fruit and veggies, no yogurt or milk) and it's super filling and pretty low calories too. Often times I have it at dinner and am not hungry again that night!

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  6. You look AMAZING Diana! Seriously. Losing weight is killer and you look fabulous!

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  7. Oh my gosh, lady! You look AMAZING!!! Go you!!!

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  8. Congrats, you are doing so great!

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  9. you are such an inspiration!!! don't stop, you're encouraging me to be better too. and I am really happy for you!

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  10. Way to go! It is so hard for me to change my eating habits, but with summer on the rise and this post pregnancy belly hanging it's definitely needed. Thanks for posting this!

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  11. Succchhhh an inspiring post! You look great! You mentioned your husband lost weight, also - he looks awesome too! It's just great to hear about your lifestyle changes. Cheering for you to reach your goals!

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  12. You go girl!!!!! You look incredible!! So proud of you and so excited to see you at the bijou market this weekend!

    Jessi

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  13. You look so good! So happy for you!

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  14. Inspiring blog! Adorable sweet kids! Love the April fools joke turned baby!! Stopping by from my little blog and now following.

    Love to you!
    Ellie

    www.thellielife.blogspot.com

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  15. Way to go Diana!!! That is so freaking awesome!

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  16. Way to go Diana! I seriously admire you on your "lifestyle change" You look gorgeous!!

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  17. how long have you been doing this???? that's amazing!!

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  18. Good On You! 28 lbs is amazing. I found your blog aaaages ago and popped by the other day for a read and thought at the time how pretty you looked in your yellow outfit, then I went away and thought 'hey you should tell Diana that you thought she looked pretty in yellow' so here I am. Well done on maintaining your new routine
    Jo :)

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