Summer Update: Dana and Kathleen
"I keep a photograph of the boot camp team on my desk as an inspiration," Dana says. "If I get a craving, I look at that picture and think about how I do not want to go back! I also want to look good in my summer clothes, which do not cover me up as much as my winter clothes!
"I think it will be difficult to watch what I eat this summer because I anticipate being around food often—going to barbecues, going out to eat, etc. However, now that it is nicer out, I am walking a lot more. I think it is really important to take advantage of the good weather and be as active as I can outside!"
Kathleen says that she's been maintaining a 25-pound weight loss, but working out has been a bit harder. "I'm having trouble keeping up the frequency of workouts as work is very busy," she says. "But I'm trying for three or four days a week to run 2.5 to 3 miles.
"The food thing is still going okay for me, as I don't plan to go back to bread/pasta/rice/cereal/chips/potatoes," Kathleen says. "I don't miss it. I like my low carb meals, I really do. I don't miss the starch aspect. I've added wine back in and if I need sweets (which I do), I stick to some dark chocolate or dark chocolate raisins.
"I feel great! Anytime I want to go for a dinner roll or ice cream, I just focus on that it won't taste as good as losing the weight feels."