Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I was up .2 pounds for a total of 17.6 pounds lost for my Tuesday weigh-in. (My Medifast buddy hit 30 pounds this week, which is awesome!) I am actually really happy with how I did this week. In addition to three work events with meals last week (which I mentioned in my previous blog), graduation parties were on the agenda this weekend, so I was inundated with food. I ate a chicken barbecue, including a little macaroni salad and cake at the party, and part of a turkey sub at the get together the night before but I did manage to stay away from the chips, crackers, and cheese. (These are almost always my downfall.)
As for exercise, I started to do my walking dvds last week. I did 3 miles yesterday and 4 miles on Sunday. I also mowed the entire yard on Sunday (Happy Fathers Day!) which took about an hour of hustling. I like the Leslie Sansone dvds, but I try to ignore some of the chit chat. Itís also a little corny, but I do work up a sweat so itís a good tradeoff. My knees are not really bothered by it either which is very good news. I would also like to start working with some weights for my arms pretty soon. I have hand weights in assorted colors and poundages, and I know there are some good workouts in the Fitness Resources area. Iím trying to add things a little at a time. I am definitely a creature of habit, so making too many changes at once really throws me into a tizzy.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I was down 2.6 pounds this week, for a six week total of 16.4. Not too shabby, but of course I would like it to be higher. An average of 2 pounds a week is more realistic in the long run. At least I didnít go up!
My Medifast buddy has lost a total of 23 pounds, so we're both doing great. It helps so much to have a human to share the ups and downs with and we really support each other. It also helps that we are not following the same strategy for weight loss. Otherwise, I think it might get a tad competitive.
I am happy that I am finding it easy to find good things to eat, too. Since Iím kind of a boring eater, tracking has not been a problem. I know itís a pain, but measuring and tracking really help me. Iím not just tracking calories, but other nutrients as well. For example, I rarely get enough protein and calcium Ė which is not so good given my age (can you say osteoporosis, more importantly, can you SPELL it?) Even with my multivitamin I wasnít getting enough, so Iíve added a calcium supplement. Not so sure what to do about the protein, though. I donít crave meat anymore and I only have smoothies on the weekend now, so I guess I need to find something else to put protein powder in.
I still have knee and back problems if I walk too much, but I am sure that this will improve as more weight comes off. I definitely need to get more physically active to get the complete healthy lifestyle that I want.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
OK. So this week I gained .8 pounds. I know that's not a huge amount and that there are all kinds of reasons for fluctuations like this, but still... ugh. I'm down 9.8 overall so I'm OK with that -- not ecstatically happy, but OK.
My Medifast buddy was down another 3.5 pounds this week. It's been so awesome to have somebody to share this with and I'm glad that we're doing different things. I think I would feel worse today if we were on the same program.
We both braved a Happy Hour on Friday and a conference yesterday, so food has been a little extra challenging. Obviously these events didn't set her back, and I am back in the zone today.
Sometimes Iím afraid that if I have one thing it will open the floodgates and Iíll devour everything in sight. It feels like Iím walking a fine line right now, and even though I know what I need to do, the instant gratification ďgeneĒ is strong. I read in a magazine recently that you can think of willpower as a muscle that can be developed and become stronger the more you use it. I think mine is a wimpy kid right now, but I am aware of whatís going on in a way I havenít been before, so thatís good.
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