Saturday, February 25, 2012
I've been logging my carbs, calories, protein, fats and fiber intake daily in a log I carry with me. Also logging my water intake and steps taken. Plus my blood glucose readings several times a day.
Here's what I've learned so far:
Taking the day 'off' for relaxation and down time, means keeping up with eating healthy, tracking and walking. There's a difference between relaxing my mind and body, and not taking care of myself. Its more stressful to not take care of myself and not get things done around the house and at work.
Tuesday I went to the Dr. for a weight check and BP check. My weight was up 1.5 lbs from last month - ugh! My BP was 128/80 and my pulse was 68.
At first for a few days this (weight gain) annoyed the heck out of me. Then I realized it may be due to my efforts to get in at least 8 glasses of water over the course of the day. I've been 'scheduling' my drinking water to make sure I get in a rather consistent supply of water over the course of the day, and finish a few hours before bedtime to prevent needing to get up in the middle of the night.
This is new for me, most of my life I've been dehydrated. I think my body needs time to adjust to a) more exercise and b) getting at least way more water than before.
Now I'm determined to keep drinking water, continue tracking, continue walking and start weight lifting at the end of this week or early next week. It is a process that will take time and I firmly believe over time all of this will result in weight loss, a more fit and healthy ME!