Before I tell you about our progress for January, I'm going to share one of our secrets for losing 12.6 pounds as a family. I was just talking to my good friend Barbie about this a few days ago and she's posting about it today too. Check her out at The Bold Blend.
I went to Target and bought some new plates at the beginning of the year. Then I realized that we really only needed the salad plate on the left. It is the prefect size for a meal. I've experimented with several meals from pasta to chicken and quinoa and the correct serving sizes fit on the salad plate. And they are only $1.99 at Target!
Correct serving sizes are the secret to losing weight!
January seemed to go by pretty quickly. We had a lot going on and it's not slowing down until mid March. I can't wait for Spring Break so I can relax for a week...oh wait, we're taking a trip. Nevermind.
My family has adapted well to our new eating plan. The Obama Plan as it's been dubbed is a frequent topic of conversation. My kids want to know if certain things are healthy and what isn't. I feel really good that we're teaching them good habits....finally.
I'm so impressed with my little boy. He's almost 7 but has been wearing husky pants a size or two larger than what he's supposed to be wearing. He loves Pizza and Ice Cream. We haven't cut these things out completely....but we've cut them back. I'm happy to say that he has lost 2.8 pounds this month! His pants fit so much better and he has been more active at school.
My little girl is already a peanut. She is tall and thin. She lost 1.8 pounds this month and now her slim fit pants are falling down. She was already a pretty healthy eater, she loves yogurt and fruit and most veggies. If anything, we've improved her eating habits.
My dear husband pushed back so hard at first. I know that he's a smart man and he knew that this plan was better for him. But I do understand that change is hard and no likes being hungry. I'm happy to report that he has lost 5 pounds and is now embracing the plan! He's enjoying the food, although he did mention he'd like me to take a small break from the lime and cilantro. HA!
I did not lose as much as I'd hoped for. On January 1st I weight in at 211.6, I then ballooned up to 213 when my in laws were in town but I'm counting January 1st weight as my true weigh in. As of today, I've lost 3 pounds! I am proud of the fact that I lost those 3 pounds in a very healthy way and that I'm changing our eating habits for good.
I'm so proud of my family and their commitment to this new plan. I'm confident that 2013 is going to be our best year yet!