Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Weight Loss Journey

I haven't really written about my weight loss much on here lately.
To be honest, it was because I was lacking motivation.
I was in a workout rut, wasn't eating healthy, and wasn't losing weight.
Several weeks ago {about the time I met the boy} I started making some progress, imagine that. ;)
Then, 3 1/2 weeks ago, my trainer told me that if I weighed a certain amount by my next weigh-in, she would give me 4 free sessions!!
I was beyond stoked.
Around the time she told me this I had already been losing some weight and really felt like I could hit that goal.
Reaching this weight meant I'd have to lose 13 pounds from my previous weigh-in.
Well, as of Tuesday, I weighed in and lost 14 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks!!
I will be honest, it hasn't been that hard.
A couple summers ago, you may remember that I had lost 30 pounds, but gained it all back, plus 10 additional pounds.
At this point I have lost 24 pounds and am looking forward to hitting that 30 pound mark again.
My overall goal is 70 pounds in 1 year.
That might seem excessive and I promise I have no intentions of being little miss skinny minnie, but the number I was left with after subtracting 70 pounds is a healthy weight for my height/age.
Of course, I will reevaluate this number as I get closer and see where I feel my healthiest.
So, you may be wondering how I achieved this 14 pound weight loss in under 1 month?
Honestly, the answer is simple: healthy diet and exercise...duh.
While I did eat a lot of salads and chicken, I haven't felt deprived at all.
I have had a few pieces of very dark chocolate {we're talking 90% so you only want 1 square because it gives you a chocolate fix, but is too bitter to eat the whole thing} here and there, but for the most part haven't touched sugar in weeks.
And I feel great!
If I know I'm going to eat out at night, I will eat very clean for the rest of the day and let loose a little bit for dinner.
A normal day of eating looks something like this:

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with a large handful of sauteed spinach.

Lunch: Salad with chicken and loaded with veggies.

Dinner: Usually some chicken or other protein with a salad, maybe some brown rice or a sweet potato on the side.

Snacks: I try to eat a snack in between the meals, but between lunch and dinner I usually don't get to if I'm at work. When I do eat snacks it's something like vanilla greek yogurt with berries, veggies and hummus, a protein shake, almonds...ya know, the "normal" healthy snacks.

I'm not a nutritionist by any means, but I know what works for me and what I like.
I try to hit around 1500 calories a day, I definitely don't think it's healthy to eat 1200 and work off 500 calories a day...I'm not trying to starve myself.
Healthy, strong, and lean/toned is my goal.
The great thing about weight loss is when you start seeing results and then other people notice too.
It really motivates you to keep going and you don't even miss the delicious food you used to pig out on.
I just spend a while on Pinterest looking at cupcakes to fulfill my need for junk food! haha
Anyways, I'm not trying to brag here...
I just like reading weight loss blogs and posts so I  thought it might be motivating for someone else!
I hope it was!
And then last night I went on date number 2 with that boy, but I'll save that for another post. ;)

Happy Wednesday, friends!
XO Linds


  1. That's amazing Lindsey!! What weight loss blogs do you follow? You're totally my motivation, keep it goin :D

    1. Well, some of them are mainly health blogs, not necessarily weight loss. I really like Hungry Meets Healthy, Simply Taralynn, and The Skinny Confidential. If you look on Bloglovin you can search blogs by category. I like to go through there and look at different blogs too! And thanks! :) I plan on keeping it up! Love you!