Seeking My Best Self

trying to make sense of my life – and lose some weight

Update (New Pics, too)

on July 5, 2013

I figured it was time for an update on the great Cherie slim-down and health-up. (Be sure to check out the pics below to see my progress.)

I’ve been pretty faithful about my caloric intake. With the help of the Lose-It app, I’ve kept my total below 1000 calories most days, below 1100 all days. Three things have resulted, all very good.

First – I’m not willing to eat anything that isn’t AMAZING. I’m not wasting a single mouthful on food that is empty, either of taste or nutrition. I don’t have that many mouthfuls coming to me, so I’m going to make EACH ONE COUNT.

Second – I’m eager to exercise! An hour of exercise equals two hundred additional calories that I can add to my daily total. Two hundred glorious, precious, delicious units of heat.*

Third – my energy levels are much higher. I’m more productive. I’ll admit, I’ve added at least 20 minutes of rest time to each afternoon, because I’m pooped after exercising. But a nap is a good thing!

The scale STILL isn’t budging from the initial ten pound weight loss. But my waistline is. And the size of my thighs. The firmness of my butt. The difference is noticeable. I’m feeling better and looking more like my old self. Onward and downward!


* A calorie is defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree centigrade.

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