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Monday, January 5, 2009

01-05-2009


Day Five



At the start of 2008, my husband and I went on a diet. It wasn’t any special diet, we just counted calories and actually wrote down how many calories we ate each day (writing them down was the key). He kept his intake to less than 1800 a day and I kept mine to less than 1400. Doing this he lost 40 lbs and I lost 25 lbs! Since we don’t have a scale in the house, to mark our progress, we both measured around our stomach (the real problem area for both of us), to see how many inches we were losing. It was so great to watch that number drop over the months. Well we both stopped counting around October of 2008, and though we have gained very minimal amounts back, we have decided to go back to counting. Hopefully we can continue on with the progress we have already made.

Rachel

6 comments:

Katie said...

This is an awesome idea. I'm counting calories, too, and I think that I'll do measurements to record as well.

Thanks for the inspiration (both in my diet and my improvement journal!)

Katie

JanMary said...

Great way to record you progress and success!

Iris said...

That's a great idea! And also a wonderful photo!

Carla Phillips said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Great photo! :)

Erika said...

Good luck with the counting and measuring! Keeping it simple is often the trick.

Connie said...

That does make a world of difference, I'll have to check out that book!