I'm still adjusting, though. I realize that maintaining a healthy size is a lifelong commitment, so I'm trying to stay positive about how years from now, I'll reap the benefits of all the effort I'm making now. My weight has been stable for the past few months, somewhere around 138 or so, but I'd like to eventually lose 10lbs. I say eventually because I still haven't come to terms with the fact that I wear a size 6/8 now, and I have no idea how losing more inches will change my body, let alone my wardrobe.
I just started a new job at a new school and I have no desire to end up 30lbs heavier the way I did at the last school I worked for. I realize that I need to eat breakfast, but instead of eating a huge breakfast, I eat 0.25 cup of granola with milk and half an apple, 12oz of water and 12oz of green or black tea. That way, I'm ready for lunch by my lunch time, which is 11:40. Also, I've been packing my lunch every day instead of buying it.
Salad with 0.5 oz of cheese, sunflower seeds, tomatoes and 2tbs of texturized soy protein, no dressing. I squeeze lemon or lime juice over the whole shebang with a drizzle of olive oil and a couple sprinkles of salt and pepper. I eat a couple slices of homemade flat bread or a half cup of rice or a cup of soup with noodles in it and the other half of the apple, along with 20oz of water which I drink throughout the rest of the afternoon.
I've been wearing my pedometer, too, and the kids think it's cool which encourages me to try and wear it daily. Today so far I've taken 2,344 steps, but I'm hoping to have closer to 9 or 10 thousand by the end of the day.
I've also been hoping to do more yoga. I dunno yet how I'm gonna fit it in with the rest of my schedule since my life is pretty hectic these days, but I hope to figure it all out sooner or later.
My main goal right now is to be as fit/toned as I can be by June 18th, the day of my best friend's wedding. I'm her maid of honor and I don't want to be up there in the front of the church looking flabby and lumpy. heh.
I hope all of you are doing well!