Monday, April 18, 2011

New Phase.

   So a friend completed a side by side photo of me and as you can see there is a huge difference. I am so pleased that all my hard work is visible to the world!!!!!!  When I look at these pictures both of which shock me. I am convinced that I made the right decision, when I decided to change my life. 

What a difference eight months make!! I have about three months left until my goal day and I am going through yet another transition. I have had to walk a fine line when it came to nutrition because I  have been exclusively breast feeding my son. He has a huge appetite and I  have  been eating an additional five hundred calories a day.  I made the personal decision to wean him and as of Thursday I will no longer need those  additional calories.

So I had to sit down and see where I was getting those calories from. I realized that I would add unnecessary snacks into my day to fill the gap.  Looking at my daily journals, I realized that it wont be that difficult to reduce my caloric intake. I am however  giving my self a week to adjust, I am reducing my calories daily instead of drastically. So a hundred a day until I am on a normal diet. 

So instead of ten  mini meals a day, I will go to six mini meals a day in a four day span. I did consult my doctor about reducing my caloric intake. She reminded me that my activity level is very high. So if I get hungry, I should  drink water first to see if it is thirst. If I am still hungry ten minutes later then I need to eat something  high in protein. Something that I did not think of and I love my doctor because through out this journey she has personally handled all of my phone calls. On a side note you too should be contacting your physician if you are starting any diet or excercise  program.


unctoothlady said...

You DO look amazing! Congrats on your success!

BigP's Heather said...

You are so inspirational!! Congratulations!

Thank you for this blog.

Kenisha said...

Thanks Ladies, you both are motivational forces!!!