Lose weight with me – my journey

I stepped on the scale this weekend and I did not like what I saw.

Last year the same thing happened to me (although the number was higher). So I bought myself a FitBit Alta, downloaded MyFitness Pal and started tracking my steps and my calories. It worked. I lost 10 pounds in a few months and kept them off. Until I went to Cancun for Christmas with my family.

We stayed at the Hyatt Ziva (amazing, amazing resort) using points I’d amassed from learning how to use credit cards. It was fantastic, but, it’s also all inclusive.

The back pool at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun at sunset.



How can you resist this amazing selection of sweets? It’s free and open all day and night.

(This is the “sweets” restaurant. Just take what you want. As much as you want. Whenever you want.) 

I gained five pounds on that trip, and I’ve been gaining ever since. I’m almost back to where I was when I started my FitBit journey and that’s not ok. I figured I could just do what I do – eat and sew and work 8 hours a day sitting at a desk, maybe walk a little – and I’d lose the weight. Nope. That’s not the way it works. Now I weigh more than when I came back from Cancun 6 months ago and something has to be done.

So I’m back on a mission to lose weight. I’m using my Bullet Journal, my FitBit and MyFitness Pal. I started on Sunday, June 11 at 148 pounds. Here I am on a 3.5-mile walk. I did 20k steps that day. I’ve started doing a 31-day yoga challenge on YouTube with Yoga by Adrienne. I like her style.

I’m also watching what I eat. Here’s what  I ate for lunch yesterday (I’ve been eating it every day since Sunday and today is the last day. Chickpea salad with tomato, avocado, red onion, tuna, and spinach. (It had some chunks of fresh mozzarella in there but I think my daughter ate them all.) Here’s the recipe to use as a base. Do like I do and embellish with what you like.

If you’ve got good food recipes, exercise ideas, or any suggestions for helping me lose 10 pounds, please share below! Look forward to sharing my journey with you.


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