Week One: A Mostly Success!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I had a hard time getting on Spark People this, my first week of my new plan. I had a house and pet sitting job and all the preparations to start my second term of college. (I'm a returning student) Very excited for the first day of classes tomorrow.

I started my plan last Sunday and the first three days didn't go so well. I did really good in the morning, but by the afternoon I just snacked and ate too much. I changed my course of actions (I am a person who doesn't consider plans set in stone and will modify them as needed) Instead of focusing on removing sugar from my food choices, I removed dairy after the 3rd day. I think dairy upsets my stomach and makes me feel pretty lethargic and icky. After 4 days of very little dairy, I am feeling very good and have been able to control my eating much better.

Mostly that is because all my favorite foods are dairy products! I couldn't believe how much food I had to spit out because I'd start eating and then think, "Oh crap! This is dairy." I had to laugh at myself. So, it is taking a little creativity to find meal, drink and snack ideas that aren't made mostly from dairy products.

Soy milk is kind of a challenge, I hope I will develop a taste for it.

Saturdays are my weigh in days. I didn't weigh in yesterday because I didn't make it my aerobic class because of the petsitting situation. And it was my first week. I will weigh in and post my weight this coming Saturday.

The stakes are up. I have taken clog dancing away from myself and will not allow it back until I reach my first small goal of 30 pounds lost! This is hopefully a way to motivate me as clogging is my most favorite activity and a great incentive. I will miss seeing my friends and just having fun dancing! Clogging is also hard on my feet, knees and hips with my extra pounds so I needed to give myself a break to not damage my joints. My goal date to meet the 30 pounds is April 1st. That gives me three months. I should very likely come in under par!

How is everybody else doing with their new weight loss plans! Keep your spirits up and remember to take it slow...make small life changes, don't just try to control your impulses!


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    I can see you are definitely thinking about how you are going to accomplish your goals and that's a good thing. Keep working hard..small changes produce big results. I cut out sweets and sodas and i can already see and feel the difference. Keep up the good work!!!
    2994 days ago
    I know how you feel. It can be tough and frustrating when you are first starting out. But keep you head up high and think positive and you will get to your weight goal by April.
    2994 days ago
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