Friday, January 15, 2010

weight loss, diet tips, work-out ideas

Show us Your Life Friday
{Weight Loss & Diet Tips and Work-Out Ideas}

When I was in college, I definitely gained the freshman 15 plus some. All through college my weight was a roller coaster going up and down by the day. As soon as I graduated college I miraculously lost it all. I say miraculously because I wasn't really trying to lose weight. I think I lost weight because I was out of the unhealthy college lifestyle. I got back down to the size and weight I was as a sophomore in high school. I have kept the weight off and actually maintain my weight (give or take a pound or two) for the past 2 years.

Here's some of the things I've done to help keep the weight off.

To-Go Boxes- When we go to restaurants, I always ask for a to-go box at the beginning of the meal. I put half of the meal in the box then eat the rest, this way I'm not tempted to keep eating on what I know I don't need. (I haven't done this in a while, but I did this alot right out of college)

Biggest Loser- I love watching this show. It's so inspiring and I actually get some great tips from Jillian and Bob.

30-Day Shred- This work-out, lead by Jillian Michaels is a 25 minute full body work-out. Amazing. That's all I have to say.

Lose-it- This is an application on my iPhone that I use to keep track of what I'm eating. I don't always use it, but it's a great way to look up how many calories are in different foods. You can also set goals and record to your weight each day to see how much you have lost.

No seconds- When we eat at home, I try to fill my plate up once with healthy portions and not go back for seconds.

Hop over to Kelly's Korner to see some other great ideas.


The Aggie Gardners said...

I love/ hate the lose it app on the iphone. It really helps me keep focused on what I am eating. I hate it though because it tells me how many calories are in some of my favorite foods (that are not so good).