YAY! I've lost 2 lbs this week bringing the total to 12 lbs! I'm halfway there!!!!
With all this Halloween candy in the house it's surprising that I didn't gain any weight. I really had to keep track of those calories.
A special thank you goes out to Everyday Health for providing the free calorie counter that I've been using and doing all the calculations for me.
(I'm not being sponsored by Everyday Health - I just really like this calorie counter because it's the only thing that works for me).
And I'm so proud of Terry who had to make bigger sacrifices that I had to. Did you know that a glass of milk is near 400 calories? Terry used to drink 3 jugs of milk per week! He now buys one carton for the kids and drinks it minimally, which is a huge sacrifice because he loves his glasses of milk.
But he is down a whopping 14 lbs! He is more than halfway to his goal. Way to go Terry!
We also had to give up beer and spinach dip on Saturday evenings. This past Saturday though we decided it might be OK to indulge in a few beers as long as we didn't go overboard. So I exercised my butt off for 1 hour on the elliptical and made back enough calories to cover the beer and low calorie snack of popcorn.
Amazingly, the hour of exercise didn't make me stiff (other than my arms were feeling floppy the next day) and my heart didn't freak out. I am LOVING this new valve. All you chumps you have lived with a pulmonary valve all your lives were keeping the awesomeness of it from me. Shame! hehehe I actually gained an inch on my biceps this week. Getting some muscle tone! yay!
So do I look any different?
This is me today November 9th, 2011 at 162 lbs (two months into calorie counting)
This is me in the summer July 8th, 2011 at 174 lbs
Not much difference I'm afraid. The lbs are coming off but the inches are still similar. I've lost 2 inches on the waist, 1 inch on the hips, 2 inches on the chest. I lost 2 inches on the thighs and then gained it back. At least for that I can call it muscle now :) I've gained 2 inches in muscle on the calves and an inch on the biceps. It appears that all my inches just move around (hopefully to the right places).