6 Month Challenge

I have got a whole new mentality on weight loss. I've gotten to my original weight before becoming pregnant. I've got to say, this feels GREAT. I've always had an issue with weight loss only in the sense of losing weight when I wasn't trying and not losing weight when I was trying. Seems weird, but it has always been like that. It was never an issue though because I was comfortable with my weight and the fact that I could fit in to all my clothes :) Now that I have gone through a considerable (for me) weight gain and considerable weight loss, I've got so much more motivation to keep going. I could easily lose a few more pounds. I've still got a tummy, flabby arms and those beloved thunder thighs that I wouldn't mind never seeing again. SO, I have given myself a little challenge. To lose 15 more pounds. Yep. I want to get down to 110. Can I do it? Not sure, but I'm certainly going to try.

What prompted this new motivation?

Las Vegas. or Chicago.

Kendra's wedding is coming up in September (which I was already more than excited about) and we got an email from her MoH regarding ideas for her bachelorette party. OMG I cannot wait. She's thinking either Chicago or Las Vegas at the end of July or August. My vote is definitely Las Vegas because I've been to Chicago many times. I would rather go to a place I haven't really experienced before. (Yes, I know we've been there before but I was like 13 or 14 then. That is not what I'd consider experiencing Las Vegas Bachelorette Style).

That gives me approximately 6+ months. I.think.I.can.do.that.

Okay, now on to something a little more extreme. I've been thinking about the surprising 2+ poundage loss after not eating pasta for a couple of days. Seriously, that's a bit crazy. Regardless, I'm intrigued. What if I went awhile without pasta? Would I lose unnecessary weight I've been carrying since my early pasta-eating days? Thus, what do you all think of me going pasta-free for say, the whole month of February? or maybe going to eating pasta only once a week or 2-3 times a week instead of a staggering 6-7 times a week. Yep. I do that. Let me know what you think.


Aimee said...

I totally believe in you Vanessa! :-) And Vegas?! So jealous! My friend Courtney used the website myfitnesspal.com to keep track of her calories and weight loss, and she lost 50 lbs! Yes, counting calories is kind of tedious, but even just doing it for a short time can help show you what your biggest calorie foods are, like pasta! :) I've used it for small weight loss goals too, and every once in awhile just to keep myself in check. It really works!

Bridget said...

Totally understand about losing weight when not trying and not being able to when you are trying. So weird.

I think you should go the whole month of February without pasta (except for Valentine's day!) and keep all your other eating and exercising habits the same. It would be a good "experiment" to see how that part of your diet affects your weight. You can do it!!

BTW, I like the new look and feel to your blog! (The post titles are a little hard to read...but it's probably just my monitor.) I love that pic of your wedding!