Month one into my weight loss adventure down. Phew.
It’s been an interesting 30 days with a variety of changes but I’ve committed myself to a low calorie life style, tracking my activity on my Fitbit Flex and keeping up with my food/calorie intake using MyFitnessPal (MFP). What’s awesome is that my Fitbit and MFP link to one another. Each day as I’m active – my calories burned are added to my allowed calories so I don’t over eat and remain accountable. Best of all, I can eat whatever I want – in moderation of course.
In terms of exercise – I’ve been embracing the Spring weather Ohio is actually experiencing and taking my pups for walks. MyFitnessPal has a sister app – Map My Walk – that’s easy to use. I simply turn it on when I leave the house and it keep track of my pace, distance, laps, etc. AND – brace yourself for this awesome sauce – it synchs with MFP and my Fitbit. BOOM. How efficient is that?!
April has proven to be successful. I struggled no doubt and still am. But this month I’ve managed to wear two pairs of pants I haven’t worn in over two years, gotten on the scale and seen numbers actually decrease for a change and even broke into a decade of numbers I haven’t seen in a long ass time. I’ve already learned that I can’t eat the way I used to and when I do I pay some serious consequences. And while I am Egyptian – my stomach no longer is. I’ve had good days and bad days. Hell, I’ve even eaten my feelings. But I’m a month in, I’ve made progress and I feel good about the progress I’ve made.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a looooong way to go. It’s going to be a struggle but I know this is something I have to do. I’m taking it one day at a time, one pound at a time, one good food choice at at time…
I’m one month into my weight loss adventure and 10 pounds down.