So I looked at my diet, which was fairly healthy anyway with lots of veggies and few snacks. I decided I could live without my Coke Zero, my Baked Lays Chips and would limit my carbohydrates. Knowing that this wasn't going to be nearly enough and knowing that diets don't work because you can't spend your life on a diet I realized my only recourse was to increase my exercise.
I already walked 2 miles every day and did aerobics on a sporadic basis. We decided to lengthen our daily walk and I would start doing aerobics every day using Leslie Samsone's a Mile a Day DVD.
The weight began to come off and I was pleased. Then the daily workout became too easy so I got a pair of little 1lb. weights and used them while exercising. That was good for a while, but then I found the workouts were again getting too easy, so instead of doing 1 mile of them I did a 11/2 a day. Then this week I started doing 2 of the workouts and that's equal to 2 miles. She doesn't just work your legs. One day works on arms, one day on stomach, one day thighs, the other 2 days are a classic walk and a speed walk.
Yesterday I hit a milestone. I've lost 20 lbs. That's 4 bags of sugar, 4 bags of potatoes or 4 bags of flour. Mac asked if I felt lighter and I said no, I actually don't, but my clothes tell a different story. I have dropped 2 pant sizes and my jeans are nearly falling off of me. A lot of the weight came off my thighs and lower belly.
I'm proud of me. I don't know if I'll be able to exercise this much when summer comes and it's so hot and humid here, but I've promised myself that I'll still do something every day.