Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weight Loss - My Battle Plan

Confession time...I have put on a few pounds. Ugh. Last year I lost almost 25 pounds but about ten of it has crept back on . With wedding parties, the wedding itself, the honeymoon, etc., I have just ignored it. But my pants are fitting a little tighter than I would like so it's time to get my butt back in gear. I feel like if I lay my battle plan out here for all to see, it'll hold me more accountable.

This is what I plan to do to knock off 10 pounds and keep it off:

1. COUNT CALORIES: This is the number one thing that gets the weight off. I count EVERY last bite I consume. I know for many this is way too tedious but it just works for me. I like to keep my daily intake between 1200-1400 calories, depending on my activity level.

2. WATER: I drink a lot of water normally but my goal is to drink at least 12 cups of water each day. I quit drinking soft drinks at the end of 2013 and don't miss them but I do drink a lot of tea and coffee. As long as I get in 12 cups of water each day, I allow myself other zero calories beverages: coffee, tea, crystal light, etc.

3. WALK: I got a fit bit last year and it is a huge help at getting me up and moving. My goal is to get over 10,000 steps in at least four days a week. Over time I would love to do it everyday but I have to start with an attainable goal.

4. OTHER EXERCISE: My mom and I have challenged each other to do this plank challenge. I also plan to do a push up challenge.

I'll be posting recipes and tips for losing weight. I also plan to keep you updated on how much I have lost. If you are looking for a weight loss buddy, I love having people keep me accountable and I'd love to do the same for you! Email me so we can keep each other in line. :)

*I am not a nutritionist, dietitian, or doctor. When I write about my diet and health, it’s completely my own opinion and based on my own experiences and research.*


  1. you should try pop pilates there is a page on my blog with a video workou for each body part done by cassey ho an award winning pop pilates instructor :)

  2. What a great list of thing to do to get oneself back on track! It's okay that we slip and slide from time-to-time, as long as we remember to stand up again. With this plan of yours and from the determination in your words, I'm sure you'll shed those extra pounds in no time! Stay healthy and beautiful, Nicole!

    Jackie Wong @ Miami Institute