This is Mr. T and my engagement picture: August 2002
And at our wedding day: March 2003
I think I weighed around 140-145 at that time.
That first year of marriage wasn't so good where the scale was concerned.
One year anniversary: March 2004
weight: (I'm guessing) 170
(ignore the grumpy 3 year-old)
After 7 years of thinking I was okay with being 30 pounds heavier then I was on my wedding day...it was time to actually change things...for good!
This past October, Mr. T got on board with the weight loss idea and joined a site called Loseit.com. It's awesome. You put in your current weight...goal weight...and how much you want to lose a week and the site tells you how many calories you can eat each day. Then you put in everything you eat and it counts the calories. They have a HUGE database of food items, and even restaurants...or if you need...you can add your own food items and how many calories are in each item. It was very simple to use...
From our start date in October till Christmas, Mr. T went from 200 pounds to 170 pounds. I had lost 10 pounds over the summer and from October till Christmas I lost an additional 15 pounds, putting my total weight loss for the year at 25 pounds.
I know that weight loss can be challenging and difficult...but for the first time in the 7 years I had been overweight...it was simple...simple! And let me put it out there that I never felt unsatisfied or hungry...I ate what my body needed and no more.
Maybe it was because I was finally at the point where I was actually ready to make some changes, but I couldn't believe how quickly the weight came off. I learned a LOT of things that maybe I should have learned long ago...but it's never too late right? :)
One of the biggest things that changed was how I cooked. I took all the recipes we love and made simple changes to lower their calories...it was much simpler then I thought and SO much fun! We have eaten a lot of delicious meals! So why should I keep them to myself.
I decided to start a blog where I can post all the low cal recipes we have used and new ones we are trying. Each recipe lists the ingredients, directions, calorie counts and even the info you need to figure out the points if you are on Weight Watchers points plus.
I would love for you to check out lowcalmeals.blogspot.com and try out some of the recipes and let me know what you think.
Oh....and or course a before and after pic, because I am so proud of us!
Yeah for 2010 and finally getting us back down to the weights we met and fell in love at!