I’d love to post here with you guys and help keep motivation going.
I’ve joined a few sites myself, but kinda stopped going… for reference daily plate is a really great site to keep track of your food and calories. I used it religiously until I got the hang of it, and didn’t need to track everything all the time since my diet doesn’t vary very much. :teehee: If any of you are particularly meticulous, and want to figure out the calories for your home cooked meals, and like to keep track of their meals, I HIGHLY recommend the daily plate. (It helped me figure out my biggest problem was my sodium and fat intake and NOT my calories as I previously thought)
I joined a gym in June, and have been going now about 3-4 times a week (sometimes more). I’ve been surprisingly good at it, and even kicked some of my bad snacking. I decided to do the gym thing when I totally gave up Coke Classic in February and never looked back! I was HARD CORE addicted to that stuff. DH and I could guzzle back two 2litre bottles in a day between us. We made the switch to water and couldn’t be happier. (I discovered sprite zero, from an ICY cold can, makes a good fizzy treat when I really, REALLY want pop.)
I dropped about 6 pounds by stopping my pop intake, and so far I have lost 10 pounds going to the gym.
My whole goal in this is to be a healthy mom. DH and I would love to start trying for a baby in a couple years, and I don’t want to be so overweight that it is actually REALLY risky to have a baby…I don’t want to be addicted to caffeine… I don’t want to pass on my bad habits to my child.
So if you were wondering why I have a baby on my weight counter in my sig, this is why. A child of my own is my motivation, I want to be more for them. I can’t even imagine what I will feel when I finally get to hold my child. I already love them so much more than I could dream, and they aren’t more than a twinkle in my eye right now.
Whenever I feel like I can’t do another step, I just think “For her… or him” and I can do it.
So whatever your motivation is, just remember… You [U]CAN[/U] do it!