World Cup and Weight Loss

8 Jun

At work today we had a drawing for a World Cup pool. Everyone put in $20 pesos (about 2 dollars) and drew 2 countries from a hat. If one of your teams wins, you get to take home $320 pesitos !! (about 30 bucks)

I got Uruguay and Argentina. Let’s go, South America!!!

This Friday morning is the World Cup kickoff.

Guess who’s playing in the kickoff game? South Africa vs. Mexico!!!!!

Guess how many people will show up to my office on Friday morning? Probably just the Americans.

It’s gonna be an exciting month!

I haven’t been posting my calorie counting lately because I’m lazy. I’m still eating well, however. I’ve cut most of my portions down to about half what they were before. The other night I had 2 slices of pizza, when I would normally have 4, for example. At lunch, I can fill up on a soup and a small salad. Sometimes I can’t even finish the salad. It’s awesome 🙂 I eat things I love and fill up on whatever I want… but I fill up so easily now! It doesn’t even feel like dieting.

Almost everyone I know has told me I look so much thinner. I can tell I look much thinner! I also tried on a size 10 pair of jeans this weekend at the mall, and IT FIT!!! First time in about 2 years that I fit into a size 10. And it fit WELL. Exciting!

My stomach and love handles are completely gone, it seems.

I can also wear skirts pretty much every day without my inner thighs rubbing together too much. (ya’ll know what I’m talkin bout!) I used to only go 1 day with a skirt because it would hurt after too much walking. No longer!

Here’s the weird part… I haven’t lost any weight since January. :S I think I actually GAINED 2 pounds. What’s up with that? I guess the weight just shifted around?

Anyway, I guess so long as I look and feel great, that’s all that matters. I ain’t complainin.

11 Responses to “World Cup and Weight Loss”

  1. Ang June 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for the updates! I’m so happy for you… I long for the days of being able to wear a skirt/dress for more than one day 😦
    Working on it though.. smaller portions and trying to get back in a gym routine… trying trying trying!

    Your success is motivational!

  2. tiffanie June 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    I always lose inches!! That’s what matters and is how you are fitting into a size 10! Pat attention to that not the pounds! I have only lost 12 pounds in over a year but went from a size 12 to now being a size 6! LOVE it! Congratulations girl!

  3. laurencancun June 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    OMG – Uruguay is in the group against Mexico…:( LOL!!!! It’s so funny, I’m Canadian, and seriously more excited than almost ANYONE that I know!!! Obviously a VERY European background , jajaja.

    Girl – I soooo know what you are talking about re: thighs rubbing!! Thats why I dont wear short (er) shorts, OR skirts often!!! It hurts toooo much!!! LOL!!! Heres hoping my pilates gets rid fot that!! Anyways, CONGRATS amiga. You are going to look gorgeous at that wedding of yours!!!

  4. Ashlie June 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Way to go girlfriend!! Good luck in “la rifa”

  5. The Drama Mama June 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Aw yay that your diet is working out!! That’s a great accomplishment. Is it possible that you are gaining muscle weight which is why you haven’t actually “lost” any weight?

  6. Leah Flinn June 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I understand, amiga. When I arrived here 17months ago I lost a couple pants size to get back into a size 10, without much effort other than eating better quality food and getting full on less. A couple lbs may have shifted here or there since the initial weight loss, but I don’t worry about it. I feel GREAT and that is what matters. 🙂

  7. Salt June 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    I am more excited for World Cup this year than I ever have before. I hope you win!!

  8. Amanda June 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Woohoo! We’re excited about the WC too!

    Congrats to YOU! Thats so motivational!

  9. Julie M. June 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Yay for fitting into a size 10! That’s awesome! It sounds like it’s going to be a big World Cup year.

  10. Leslie Limon June 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I have been counting down the days ’til World Cup! Hubby is so excited that the opening game is Mexico vs. South Africa, he’s going to let the kiddies stay home from school so that they can watch it too! 🙂

    And CONGRATS on your weight loss. Doesn’t it feel great to be able to fit into a smaller size. 🙂

  11. Kathryn June 10, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Argentina are usually pretty good, I think. I don’t know about Uruguay, though…

    Great job on losing the weight (Even thought you didn’t actually lose any!) Maybe you are feeling more confident and healthier and it’s making you appear thinner. Either way, it’s good news!

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