I lost 5 pounds!

woot!

When I delivered my surrogate baby, I dropped a bunch in that first week and then it’s held steady ever since.  He was born about 13 weeks ago.  I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to think you are doing pretty good with your diet and exercise and not see any results on your scale.  I’m so happy that it’s finally starting to go down.

Exercise:

I only got one 5 mile walk in this week.  Now my foot is giving me grief so I was hoping to let it rest some.

Diet:

I drink a protein shake for  most breakfasts and some lunches.  If I don’t make a shake I try to pick something out of my Hungry Girl Cookbook.  I will generally eat dinner with the family.  Dinner isn’t usually “diet” friendly, but I try to be careful with portions.

Holy cow, portions are VERY SMALL.  I am so used to eating giant amounts of food and the portion control has been hard.  No wonder the country is so fat, we eat triple what we should.  This has been the hardest thing for me to get used to and I’m still working on it.  Lucky for me, I received an EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Scale in my Bloggers on Bourbon gift bag.  You can get your own at Amazon and then you can see just exactly what 4 ounces of chicken looks like.  It’s not much.

So, anyhow.  I’m happy to at least be going down and not up.  And thank goodness the scale is moving because seeing the same exact number for 12 weeks was annoying, too.

Now I want you to link up your health, fitness and diet posts so I can come check them out.  Losing weight is hard, we need all the support we can get!