Friday, January 02, 2009

6 months later..... A Healthier Me

6 months ago I was in the ER for VERY high blood pressure, drinking 10-12 doses of caffiene a day and weighing ***. Today I am 6 months caffiene free!!!!! blood pressure usually runs LOW! and 32 +/- pounds lighter depending on the day! And I feel great... There were no magic tricks to how lost the weight! I completely changed the way I eat.. A site called The Daily Plate really helped me. (Its free :D) It allowed me to enter in my current wieght and how much I wanted to lose a week ( I started at 1.5 pounds a week) and then I very faithfully entered in the food I ate. This site really helped me makes good food choices. I found I could have several peices of fruit and it still didnt equal the caolories/fat or sodium of a candy bar. Sodium was very hard. I already never salted anything but there is soooo much hidden sodium in our diets. The site is great as you can search tons restaurant food and find the calorie/sodium/fat/carb etc count of all of them. you can also customize your own meals so that when I click breakfast it adds a yogurt and a banana.... The things I found most helpful is eat and eat often!!!!! Fruit as a snack after breakfast, and afternoon snack. Just keep eating! If you are struggling and wanting to do something this year try this site or any other like it! It was so nice this year to not have to make that dreaded resolution to lose weight!!!! and you know what I am kinda looking forward to getting a new bathing suit......it will still be a one piece as I am not that brave! :D

8 comments:

Colleen said...

Congrats! What a wonderful change you've made for yourself and you can "hear" the enthusiasm! Well done!

Jenelle said...

Bravo Chris!!! You look fantastic!!!!

Theresa said...

Hi. congrats on your healthy lifestyle change. that's great!

Angie said...

Way to go girl, you look great!!

Deb said...

Congratulations Chris! You look fantastic! I am so proud of you for sticking with these lifestyle changes! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Carla said...

WOW girl, congrats...you look great....

Gina said...

Chris, you are Amazing! And you should be very proud of yourself! You look Great! :)

Rox-Ann said...

Wow looking good girl!! Huge congrats that is quite the undertaking and what a success you have had. I had to go check out the site also TFS!! and keep up the great work. Love your blog!