Kathy Peterson’s “Healthier, Happier You” November Update!

There’s only two more months to go in koi’s year-long “Healthier, Happier You” weight-loss campaign. As many of our koi faithful know, koi founder and designer Kathy Peterson is an active participant in the program.

Here’s Kathy’s “Healthier, Happier You” update for November 2010:

It is hard to believe that it is November already. I have about 17 more pounds to go. I really think I can do it. I started a calorie diary. I log in the amount of exercise and the food I eat every day through an iphone app. It tells me how I am tracking and where I need to cut back or increase. This has helped a great deal. I had no idea how many calories I was consuming a day. I got a physical assessment at the gym toward the beginning of the month and it wasn’t very good. I had gained all the weight I lost. Thankfully, 3 weeks after I started my log I had dropped the weight again. I am now on the right track and have been going to the gym at least 5 times a week.

My husband and I used to eat out twice a day. Now we eat out twice a week. I found it really difficult to control my calorie intake when I ate out. I was really disappointed to find out that many of the items we ate on a regular basis were very high in calories. The veggie burrito at Chipotle for example, is over a 1,000 calories. 2,000 if you include meat. It is really alarming that anyone would serve a menu item with so many calories. On the flip side, I found a great source of low calorie ice cream called skinny cow. It is very tasty and low in calories. Trader Joe’s also has bite size ice cream sandwiches so you don’t have to completely deprive yourself of all the good stuff. You guys are doing great. Keep it up. Only 2 more months to go.

—Kathy Peterson

To the contestants who are participating in the “Healthier, Happier You” Contest, if you haven’t submitted your November weight and measurements, please turn in your updates by November 10th to shiningstar@koihappiness.com. Thanks!