It is now early July and I have been at the weight loss thing for 6 months now. Per the scale this morning, I have now lost 38 pounds and over 2 full sizes of clothes. I am not complaining at all cause that is a great achievement for me. I went clothes shopping the other day for some summer shorts and it was so nice to go down 2 whole sizes in pants. I only bought 2 pair of shorts cause I still want to loose more weight and drop a few more sizes before I go out and pretty much have to get a new wardrobe. But, it is a great feeling to be able to take your jeans on and off without having to unbutton the waistband or unzip the zipper.
Then I read this article this morning and realized that when I started this diet, I kept a food journal for the first 3+ months. I stopped after getting back from Japan and that's when the diet stalled and the progress slowed down. I have only lost 8 pounds since returning from Japan in early April.... I should have lost more and I think the main reason the progress slowed is because I was no longer keeping the food journal and counting my calories daily.
So, today, I am back to keeping the food journal. Based on a recommendation from a friend, I use SparkPeople. Weird name, but it is a great website where you can keep track of your daily calories and food intake and keep account of your workout routine and weight loss. Plus there are recipes, forums, and a whole bunch more.
My goal is to loose 80 pounds total by the end of the year, so I got to kick it in gear and get busy loosing the weight. 42 pounds to go!