Hi everyone! After being here a couple days, I thought I'd share my progress. I've been dieting on and off for the last couple of months. However, since I started posting my own progress on my journal and started speaking to other brides-to-be and former brides about their diets, I've been able to keep to my diet quite well. I think the most important aspect to a successful diet is having someone with whom you can discuss your diet. I could always talk to Mark (my future husband), but he'll keep telling me I look just perfect and should stop worrying... so yeah. :) Either way, I've been able to lose 8 lbs., and I'm trying my best to push towards the midway point to my diet. I'm so close!
I started noticing a big difference in the last two days. My cheek bones are more pronounced. My clothes fit much better (sexier even), and my posture has even started to get better. I dropped from 135 lbs. to 127 in the last couple of months. I've been in a diet rut for the last month or so, stable at 129 lbs; it was frustrating as hell. However, this week I've been able to stay steadily at 127.8 lbs. I'm very proud of myself, and I don't want to lose that energy to keep pushing through. It is my hope to reach 125 lbs. by the end of this month. After that, I'll only have 10-15 lbs. more to lose.
So, what am I doing? A few things. I've picked up running. Mark is my running partner (he's trying to lose 60 lbs. before our wedding, which is June 9th, 2007). We want to get to the point where we can run 4x a week, 5 miles for those days. Right now, we're able to run/walk 1.5 miles (most of it running). It's a big accomplishment for us. However, because we're currently in the process of purchasing a house (closing next week) and he's got a huge conference paper due on the 14th of July (he's a grad student), we've only been able to go running once a week. Once we move and all other responsibilities out of the way, we will be running 4x a week.( The menuCollapse )