I hesitantly stepped on the scale this morning, looked down, and to my surprise....I've lost 6 pounds this week! Eating right and working out is truly paying off! I was mad at myself before stepping on the scale, because I skipped the gym and slept in this morning, meaning I'll have to workout tonight instead, but now I'm super motivated to get back in the gym!
For dinner last night, I had a grilled chicken wrap from Sonic. I have been trying to lay off the protein at dinner-time, but it was toooo tempting last night. Those grilled chicken wraps are soooo good! Good news: I don't crave sodas anymore. It doesn't bother me at all seeing other people drink them now. When I go out to eat, I order unsweet tea, and I sweeten it with Splenda. As long as I'm getting that sweetness, I'm happy! I could care less if it's an artificial sweet taste, as long as the illusion of sugar is there. :)
Soooo I noticed that you guys LOVE seeing before and after pics, so I found some more for you! I really think it's so motivational seeing other people's successes. It gives us the push we need to start losing weight and getting on the right track! Also, a lot of you men out there have been asking me for more things for guys, before and after pics of guys, and all around manly advice, so from now on , I will do my best to include you as well! :)
He needs to shave that "tuft" of hair above his bum. lol
|This girl has some cute style! :)|
Now onto another topic on weight-loss: REWARDS
We tend to want to reward ourselves for working out. Ex: "I went to the gym today, so I deserve this piece of chocolate cake."
Don't do this! You will backtrack everything you just worked so hard to accomplish. It doesn't "cancel out" just because you went to the gym. It can take a solid intense hour of cardio just to burn 500 calories. That slice of cake can be anywhere from 200-700 calories, depending on various factors. Take the time to ask yourself," Is it worth it? Is it worth a few minutes of happiness? Chances are, it's probably not, and you'll feel so victorious by simply saying "No!" :)
Instead, reward yourself by going to the movies, and sneak in your own low calorie snack so you're not tempted by all the delicious snacks behind the counter! Speaking of sneaking in snacks to the movies, I once brought an entire pizza to the movies without getting caught. I brought it in a backpack and nobody questioned me! But my metabolism was much better then. I would NEVER do that now, and you shouldn't either! :)
Isn't it crazy how much the times have changed??? And by the way, that girl's size is beautiful. Healthy is sexy. Stick thin is not!
These Kate Spade flats are soooo cute!!! I want them all! Funky, yet classy!
LOVE this outfit!
|I want to be this tanned, this skinny AND own that dress and hat!|
|Say what you want, but there is no denying his resemblance to an alpaca. :) OoooOOOoooh, that alpaca sure has some mysterious eyes! ;) haha|
Super sexy swimsuit that I NEED!
|Yeah, this is what one pound of fat looks like! Be proud when you lose one pound! Be VERY proud!|
Who knew there was such a tiny frame in there! I know I have a tiny frame hiding somewhere too. I WILL find that tiny frame! :)
I hope you guys all have a WONDERFUL SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS weekend!
Also....one quick side note. If you enjoy reading my blog, I'd appreciate if you could "follow" me! You don't have to have a blogger account, just an email account. Thank you all SO much. You guys are just GREAT! :)