Sunday, July 24, 2011

Slim Down Sunday

Since October of last year, I have lost 40 lbs.  I am currently keeping off the 40 and I'm anxious to lose more but I've hit an annoying plateau.  So frustrating, but I will not stray from trying.  I started out on the Flat Belly Diet from Prevention magazine, then later followed The 400 Calorie Fix plan.  (There are several books in the FBD series.  My two favorites are The Pocket Guide and The Family Cookbook.) Both diets are compatible but the FBD has more restrictions and is a healthier plan.  Basically I eat four 400 calorie meals a day.  Sometimes I exercise but I really haven't in a while (nor do I really feel like it but I might have to to get the scale moving down more quickly!)

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Goal:Continue losing weight at a steady pace

Pounds Lost: 40 lbs

How is it going this week? I have been eating this way for about 9 months now and I don't really feel like I am "on a diet".  It has just become the way I eat. I don't think too much about it really and for the most part I do not struggle with it.  (I do get discouraged when I am eating just the way I should and I don't see any weight loss.)

My plan for the week ahead: Just keep on keeping on.

Are you on a weight loss journey?  Tell me about it.  It's always encouraging to hear from others.  You can blog about it and link up at Heartfelt Homeschooling.


April said...

40 lbs is great! What is wonderful is that you don't feel like you are dieting - that makes a big difference! I've thought about trying Alli to get a boost - have you tried that? Maybe give your system a little kick? Following!


SisterTipster said...

congrats on your progress. Don't get discouraged. I'm sure you are researching potential causes for this, but in time hopefully you will see the desired results for your efforts! All the best! HUGS!!

Elizabeth said...

Well done you!!! Try increasing your protein intake. My hubby lost about 40 pound last year and reached a plateau and after researching and speaking to the gym instructor he started increasing his protein (using a protein shake) and he's started seeing a change again. Keep up the good work.


Sam said...

I am on a weight loss maintenance journey, although the last few weeks I have failed to get my Stick With It Saturday posts up. I bet you will kick your plateau if you get some workouts in each week :) I do them even when I don't feel like it. Good luck!

Lisa Ladrido said...

What wonderful results! I am so happy for you. So glad I stumbled on your blog from this meme! Have a great week ahead and see you next week. Lisa

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Karen said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

Leslie said...

Way to go Karen! I'm proud of you!

Kayla said...

Hey, Karen...I am on the TOS crew with you. I just started trying to lose weight about a month ago - which was about 2 years too late! But with a lot of prayer, I am making progress. I am glad you have seen success and been able to keep that weight off AND not feel like you are on a diet!

Crystal said...

Congrats on the 40 lbs!!! Thats so wonderful!!!
I'm following from the crew, wanted to say hi and that I have 10 children too!!

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