I hit up the Old Navy one day sale on their cropped cardigans today – SO EXCITED! I have been obsessing over bright coloured cardigans lately, and finally got one!!
I also got this amazing awesome dress!
So I totally blew it yesterday! I ate lots of things that I porbably shouldnt have!! But that is the way it goes sometimes right?
BUT I have found something that will really help me! MYFITNESSPAL app for my ipod! Here is a link to thier website version: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.
So I can keep track of my calorie intake everyday by adding to my food journal. It is really interesting finding out how many calories are in some items! And a bit scary too! It has a place to insert your stats and your goals. it gives you the amount of calories you should consume and keeps track through the day. I think it will be a good motivation to watch what I eat.
Check this out!
Well… not much to report really! Although I am amazed by the response yesterdays post got! So many people messaged me or commented with great tips and kind words of encouragement!
One thing I have read alot in my search for weight loss tips is the importance of BREAKFAST! I am horrible at eating breakfast!! I do eat in the mornings… but ususally LATE morning…. like sometimes almost lunch! I am going to be making a HUGE effort in having a healty awesome breakfast everymorning. So lets hear about your favorite breakfast options!
ALSO I have started a pinterest board dedicated to this adventure – I will be pinning any recipes, workout regimes or encouraging words that I come across. Here is the link – http://pinterest.com/kristen_leclair/weight-loss-adventure/ be sure to check it out and hopefully you will find some inspiration there! *Disclaimer* Like most things I have pinned – I havnt gone to the source of each pin SO if you click it and you go somewhere lame or inappropriate I am not to blame!
Here is a funny I came across
I need to lose weight. Not only for my own selfish desire to look a certain way, BUT also for my health. As it turns out I am borderline obese for my age and height. So today is the first day of my weight loss “Adventure”. I am calling it an adventure is hopes of tricking myself into thinking that this is going to be fun! But knowing myself and how much I HATE dieting I know it is going to be a challenge for sure!!
So according to http://www.yourhealthyweight.ca/ (which is the website that I used for my calculations) my BMI is at 29 which indicates I am over my healthy weight. I should be between 111lbs and 150lbs. I also should ideally have a waist circumference of 35in or less, which I do not! (I will post my stats at the end). Apparently a bigger waist circumference has more importance than just the unflattering belly flab – it is a major factor is alot of bad things like diabetes, stokes and hypertension!
So here are my stats! The measurements may not have been done in the exact correct way BUT I will do them the same everytime so it will be ok!
Here are my ideals!
Now I know it might seem like quite the undertaking BUT I am giving myself a year to accomplish this. Which I think is realistic… right?? I need to lose about 40 pounds… and some inches. The inches part was hard to set goals for because I don’t really know what would be a good fit for me. So we will see.
So HERE WE GO! I will be posting about this at least once a week – letting you know how it is going. If you have any advise or tips on healthy recipes, or exercise routines PLEASE SHARE THEM!! I will need all the help I can get!
FYI – One thing I am refusing to give up during this time – my morning caffeine fix! I want my children to survive this!
*The website I used is pretty good – I am sure there are tons out there you can use. It is important to remember that these sites DO NOT take the place of a doctors consultation!*
Wow! I am sorry! I have been totally MIA!
I have been so busy and SICK lately I havent had the time to blog. We have had a cold running around our house for over a month and I am on round two! I know you other parents can relate on how much it sucks to have sick kids, be sick, have sick kids again and be sick again! It can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. I know there is, and my eyes are on Him! Stay Tuned for some super cute posts on the super cute things I have been up to!
Here is a teaser: