Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Six Weeks

I can't believe that I actually accomplished this diet that I have been on. Ok, you are probably sick of hearing about it but this is my blog so if it bores you I am sorry.

The last six weeks I have been on an intense diet as many of you know. I am finally off of stabilization, which means I can start eating a little more normal unless I want to continue to lose, which would be nice, but.... I guess I will see. In the last six weeks I have not had any treats. Any one that knows me knows that is hard for me, even when I am dieting usually I can have a diet drink or have some small kind of treat but I didn't splurge once. What an accomplishment.

Any of you that are on a diet or a new way of life change in your eating, GREAT. Good job. It is hard but I feel so much healthier. I have finally been able to exercise again, which is truly my LIFE, but because of my back it has been set back for a while. This is exciting for me. I am starting to do weights just today. I hope it makes a difference.

Do any of you add weights or strengthening to your exercise and have you seen a difference???? I guess this is one of my trials in life is to have to watch my weight my entire life, but at least it makes me be more careful than if I could eat anything that I want.

I hope you all are enjoying the great weather. I just can't stay inside. I am always outside walking, walking, walking.

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a great achievement.

Carolyn said...

Celebrate! (Just not with chocolate.)

Hope I didn't ruin the diet with the cookies.

Lucy said...

I've lost 15.3 pounds since January. It's slow but getting there. Amazing how much better we feel with a little weight off. Congrats and you can do it any way you want to if it works for you.

SO said...

I've been out walking as well! Go girl!

humming fun said...

Kathy I would like to know more about this diet you and Mike have been on. Please e-mail me the info.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Good for you! And believe me, I know how hard this is. This winter we had a treat almost every night, and I have been paying for it! I've been pretty good on my diet, but not perfect for sure. You're my inspiration!

Kaylynn said...

Wow--not to have a treat that's great!

Fiauna said...

Good job!

I am a cardio junkie. I hate weight training. But I do enjoy yoga and pilates--so I count that as my strength workout.

Keep up the good work.

Michelle said...

Wow--what dedication!! I hope to get there someday. I am at the mercy of the weather here, since I have 2 little ones and can't walk in the wind, rain, snow, hail, etc. with them.

So--needless to say, I haven't been very faithful. I admire your commitment. It makes me want to do better :)

I like to switch things up--walk, bike, push the stroller, stairs, etc.

KC Mom said...

Way to go!!! Please tell me your successful diet!!

Andrea said...

Great job!

Anna said...

Wow, that is indeed will power. I'm kind of doubtful of my ability to get through this weekend doing what I should. But if you could do it for 6 weeks, I think I can give it more effort than I was planning on. I do do weight training and I do notice a difference. Not necessarily in my loss, but in the over all well being. Feeling stronger is really motivating in the rest of my life.

Heatherlyn said...

I think everyone's body responds differently, but mine responds really well to weights as far as increasing tone and definition. In fact, it's been a while. I need to use weights for my upper arms again. :) Congrats on sticking with your diet for 6 weeks. No sweets for that long is a BIG deal!

-Melissa- said...

Way to go for sticking with your diet for six weeks! I have such a hard time staying away from sweets.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Congrats on the loss!

Audrey said...

Right now I limit myself to a treat once a week (on Family night) and then if I get serious sweet tooth issues that won't go away I eat a few chocolate chips, but that's it. I can't quit cold turkey, I need to do it gradually... I'm getting back on track with my exercising though. Did Pilates yesterday and started a boot camp workout thing today that I will do MWF, and I'm feeling it!

Great job on your accomplishments, I'm impressed :)

susette said...

YOur will power is amazing and examplerary! (sp?) Way to go girl!! Someday I WILL jump on the bandwagon.

tammy said...

I think I am on the same diet. I am counting down the days until I can go on maintenance, and then back to semi-normal eating. It has been the hardest 9 days of my life so far! Sweets are the hardest thing for me. Were you able to keep all your weight off during your maintenance period?