20 Pounds To Go!

6 Jan

You may remember that back in December I had made the decision to see a nutritionist to lose some weight after a shockingly traumatic run-in with a sales girl.

I have to go in to the nutritionist for a weigh-in every two weeks, and the following day she sends me a new menu to follow.

Jorge often helps me prepare my breakfasts, lunches and snacks every morning for me to take to the office, and he always says, “This is SO MUCH FOOD!” And it is. This is seriously the best diet ever… I spent all day stuffing my face, except now I’m eating mostly fruits and vegetables (as opposed to my previous diet of cinnamon rolls, Domino’s pizza and cheese). Last night I even made some fish tacos with tomato, cucumber and chipotle mayo. AMAZING.

I’m supposed to lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week, so I was happy to lose 4 pounds after the first two weeks! Hurray!

The second two weeks included my Christmas trip to the US and a weekend in Yucatan, plus my gym was closed for the holidays, so I didn’t lose any weight this time around. I didn’t gain any, either, which quite frankly is a miracle considering the amount of Christmas cookies, burritos and soda I had while away from home… so I’m happy!

My mom and dad also bought me some very cute gym clothes for Christmas this year and I no longer appear homeless when working out.

At 4 pounds lighter I’ve already had several comments that I look thinner, so now it’s time to keep it up!

I used to look at thin girls and think “I hate you”. Now I look at them and think “I’m going to be so much hotter than you in a few months”.

14 Responses to “20 Pounds To Go!”

  1. KfromMichigan January 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    It’s called willpower and you have it right now! Keep up the good work.

  2. Kathryn January 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Eating a ton and losing weight? Awesome! Those fish tacos look fab. And I totally look homeless when I work out, by the way, so (until now) you weren’t alone.

    • Laura in Cancun January 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      Aw, sorry to leave you alone in your homelessness :S

  3. Catie January 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I too am working on losing weight. Your nutritionist sounds awesome! Can i get that fish taco recipie from you?

    • Laura in Cancun January 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      It’s just fish filet seasoned with paprika and pepper… with a flour tortilla, diced tomato and cucumber, and chipotle-flavored mayonnaise. Easy peasy 🙂 Good luck with the weight loss! Miss you

  4. lisa n javi January 7, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Good luck!! It sounds like you are kind of enjoying the dieting or amount and kind of food. That makes the biggest difference when it does not feel like you are starving yourself and eating things that you hate.

  5. Margaret@SingleandSane January 7, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    Congratulations on your progress. I love the last line!

  6. Josie January 7, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Haha, love the bit about your attitude towards the skinny girls 🙂

    Keep up the good work. Junk food is tempting but I always feel better if I make an effort to eat healthier.

  7. Brandi Starks January 8, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    I live in Cancun and was looking for a nutritionist. Who are going to and how much does it cost? Thanks for the help in advance. I enjoy reading your blogs! Good luck and keep up the good work:)

  8. Karen January 8, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    I spend winters in Cancun. Could you e-mail me the name of your nutritionist and where she is located? I certainly can use the help. Thank you.

  9. Nikki January 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    That’s awesome! Good for you girl. I was craving something sweet but this motivated me to have a satsuma and be done with it!

  10. Ashlie January 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Way to go Laura!! You go girl!

  11. Kristi January 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Good luck, Laura!! That is an ambitious goal but you are already off and running!!

  12. Ceri February 25, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    That’s the way to do it, girl! 😀

    I gained a few pounds when I arrived here – God, this country’s so yummy – but, luckily, I’m handling it better and have my eating habits under control now.

    Good luck, hun!

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