June 18, 2009

Progress!

I wanted to share my weightloss progress with you all. I rejoined SparkPeople back in March of this year and didn't really do anything with it. On May 25th I got on the scale and was so upset because I had gained another 4lbs... Grr! So, I started following the SparkPeople plan again, as far as sticking with my calorie range and actually working out. That was 24 days ago and here's a summary of my progress since then:

Weight -10.8 lbs
Bust -2
Waist -2
Tummy -2
Hips -1
Upper Thigh -0.5
Thigh -1
Total Inches -8.5

I haven't been running... I don't know, I just began feeling like that was more of a chore than anything else. I guess I fell out of love with it. My results are actually a result of doing workout dvds at home. I currently have a mini obsession with FIRM workouts. They alternate cardio and sculpting (with dumbells) intervals, which I think helps to keep me from getting bored.

Anywho, I wanted to share because I am so happy with my results. I feel like I am doing the right thing and making a lifestyle change, instead of just doing something short term like dieting. I can't believe I'm down almost 11 lbs already. Here is a "before" shot that was taken a couple of days ago. I'll be back with my after pics before you know it :)



I really need to take hair pic, but this is the closest thing that I have for now.



P.S. I put a link to my SparkPage over to the right. If you're ever wondering how I'm doing, I've been updating there frequently.

9 comments:

Meikmeika said...

You look smokin in your before pics!!! Congratulations with your weight loss!!!!

Brown ButtahFly said...

Hey Southern

I also have to say that your before pics are fierce I can't imagine what your after photos would look like!

I also had to learn the hard way that dieting and restricting foods is not the answer because eventually you will give in and do worse than you planned.

I have also lost a significant amount of weight and I have just been watching what I eat and exercising hard.

Finding an exercise that you like is key because like you said it won't feel like much of a chore.

Keep up the good work!

ayankha said...

Congrats! It is always great to hear about such success. Weight management sometimes means a lifestyle change and change is not always very easy! You go girl!

Penny said...

Very nice!! Looking good. I too started working out and changing the way I eat I modify most popular diet plans for something doable for me because I can't follow those plans.

Naturally Sophia said...

Congrats! I love the before pics. Look at you in that dress looking like the spokesmodel for Sisterlocks!

S0uthernGirl said...

Thanks ladies! You all are too kind :)

BB, for some reason your other blog stopped updating in my Bloglines... I am going over there to check you out now.

Keep working at it ladies, we're getting fine(er) in '09 ;)

MsNaNa said...

Looking good honey! So if these are before I'm sure you will look PHAT afterward! Do that boo! Maybe I can jump on the bandwagon!

natty said...

Congrats on your weight loss!! I lost weight over the last year too. It's so exciting to realize personal goals. Keep it up!!

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