I've gotten quite a few people inboxing me asking what I eat, what I do to exercise and how long it has taken me to get to where I am. Well...I'm going to give it to you all in the totally honest truth and see if you have any suggestions and advice.
In July of this year when I decided to change my lifestyle this is what I was consuming on an average day :
Breakfast : 2 Honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger - 1,120 calories
Mid morning snack : Crispy honey mustard snack wrap McDonalds - 350 calories
Lunch : 2 Checker burgers (Rally's) - 780 calories
Snack : McFlurry from McDonald's (regular size) - 700 calories
Dinner : 2 regular Krystals, 2 chicken Krystals, and fully loaded fries from Checkers (Rally's) - 1500 calories
*This is not an exaggeration, this is what I was consuming daily. It's pathetic I know, but it's the truth, and though it may hurt to think about it, it's part of who I was and who I never want to go back to. That's right, I was consuming at least 4,450
calories a day!*
Eventually, I looked in the mirror while stuffing my face and it finally clicked that I was killing myself. Having an energetic three year old and not doing anything but gaining and gaining weight (my highest was 258), I realized I needed to change for myself, but also for him. So, I did just that. The next morning though I had little faith in myself, I cut everything out and consumed 1200 calories. I stuck to this each day and sure enough the weight started falling off. Now I'm at 194 pounds, and although my weight loss has started slowing to about a pound a week, I'm still thankful I am where I'm at today.
I'd like to get down to 160, then see if I need to lose more. But now that I've ranted I'd like to share what I eat now (although it does change up, I feel full and happy most days)
Breakfast : 2 boiled eggs - 120 calories...sometimes I add a tbsp of lite mayo (60 calories) and make them like deviled eggs
Snack : Pumpernickel bread with 2 tbsp hummus - 130 calories
Lunch : Lean Cuisine (ranging from 260 calories to 500)
Snack : Some sort of fruit usually around 60 calories, cottage cheese, and sliced turkey (250 calories)
Dinner : Grilled chicken from Sam's Club, with this vegetable rice stir fry that's low calorie and homemade and it's fan-freaking-tastic (this usually makes up for the rest of the calories.)...I drink water with dinner, but after I am done I have a glass of my beloved diet coke.
Anyway, I had a C-Section when I had my son, and well, I have that lovely pooch on my stomach BUT I found some awesome workouts on BikiniMommyBody.com and it's really working! Soooooo....this is my LONG rant, that I needed to get out there and get myself inspired to "step up my game"...any advice to help me get out of the 190's??