Sunday, May 22, 2011
I am surprised that I hadn't heard about the Dukan Diet before reading about it in a copy of my mom's Hello Canada magazine about the Royal Wedding. Dukan was mentioned in the magazine 3-4 times. Curiosity being what it is, I searched it out, downloaded the e-book and tried it on for size on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Unfortunately, I was away from home and staying in a hotel for Tuesday and Wednesday so I coped as best I could with take out/restaurant meals.
Monday morning I weighed in at 255.3lbs. I began the protein only phase in full on Thursday morning. It is now Sunday morning and I just weighed myself....247lbs!!! That's a loss of 8 pounds!!!
I know, I know...protein only isn't balanced nutrition...Do I miss fruits and vegetables? You bet! Do I think I can keep this up for the long haul? I don't know, but I am going to try.
I read a quote somewhere that said, "Quit Stuffing Your Face and Face Your Stuff." I need to start facing my stuff...
Sunday, May 08, 2011
I made the mistake of weighing myself part way through the week and the scales showed a loss of over 5 pounds! However, today (my actual weigh in day) I am only down 2 pounds. I know, I know two pounds is good - but I wanted GREAT! My first week is usually always a "BIG" one and I was looking forward to that.
So, now my mind begins to play games and says things like, "you might as well eat some of that chocolate and chips - your diet's not working..." The bad thing is - I am alone at home today, unsupervised...I hope I can hold the good habits together and keep the bad habits, the binge habits at bay.
I so wanted to report a successful week, and I had one. I've lost 2.1 pounds. Why isn't that enough for me to be excited about?
Monday, May 02, 2011
I am pleased to report that I have had a successful two days!
Eating well, getting lots of water and making it out for a walk with a friend last night and with a co-worker today at lunch.
I appreciate the comments left for me yesterday - it really does make a difference!
I re-opened my copy of The Spark yesterday and am already thinking about short, medium and long term goals. When I come to some conclusion(s) I will be sure to post when I have made decisions.
Tomorrow will be day 3 and I will be faced with supper meeting at a pub...any suggestions for healthy choices I might make?
Sunday, May 01, 2011
It's true what they say, if you can't stick with it for the first two weeks and see progress, the truth is that you probably won't stick around long. That's exactly what happened to me.
I joined Sparkpeople Mid-march and weighed 247lbs. Today is May 1st and I weighed in at 253.6. Last August I was at my lowest in years at 229. My highest was 3 years ago at 298.9. I don't want to go back.
I have been stubborn and belligerent. If I wanted it, I ate it and if I didn't want to exercise, I didn't. If I was upset by work or home or friends, I ate. I have been upset - A LOT apparently. I have gone back to the drive thru, and breakfasts on the run and cappucinnos....bad habits have reared their ugly heads daily and I have not fought them off.
Today has got to be a new start. I can't go back to being "that girl".
I told my husband, had him take a before picture and have a final goal of weighing less than 200 pounds. I am going to celebrate when I hit 199.9.
I can't do it by myself, so I am turning to all of you for support. I am going to try and be accountable; to myself, my family and to you.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Well, I kind of did things a little backwards tonight...I did my evening sequence from yogajournal.com (http://www.yogajournal.com/video/54) and THEN decided it was now or never to begin my journey to being able to run a 5K without stopping. I have signed up for the Bluenose 5K (http://www.bluenosemarathon.com/en/) to be held on May 21-22 weekend.
I intended to do this last year, but when I hit the weeks where the running jumped from 5 minutes to 8 minutes I just couldn't do it mentally or physically. I don't know why this year will be any different, but I am going to be 44 in April and I really would like to be able to say that I ran 5K and didn't stop...
My next running day will be Wednesday - probably EARLY morning. I seem to be MUCH more motivated when I wake up...we shall see.
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