Thursday, May 06, 2010
I can't quite figure out what I'm doing right, but something is working. The past few months I've been tweaking my food and exercise as I go, trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. And not just regarding to weight. I was doing things that burned me out and I would never sustain. Like going to the gym at 8PM and getting home really late and busting butt while there...not something I was enjoying or could have kept up for a long time. Now I get an AM walk for 2 miles, it's relaxing with music in my ears and I don't feel worn out or pushing myself. It's a good 200 calories burned first thing in the morning, and I carry my water bottle with me to get hydrating early.
I think my breakfast of egg whites is helping a lot too. I'm not starting the day off with a high carb meal, and the protein is holding me over all morning until I get an orange in around 10 AM. Instead of snacking on salty or sugary foods during the day, I'm eating fruit. And when I have a sweet craving, I grab a yogurt. Did you know a Yoplait yogurt is the same calories as a snack size butterfinger? And who can only eat one snack size butterfinger?? So I'm grabbing the yogurt instead.
I'm also, not ending my night with a lot of carbs. I used to toast an english muffin with peanut butter. Now I'm getting that yogurt or not eating a night time snack at all.
All of these little things, I've slowly tweaked along the way. I started with one, but it didn't make the weight go away. So I changed something else. Sometimes what I changed was no good (like removing coffee completely) and sometimes they were great! And all of this experimenting is finally paying off.
My weight this morning was 171.4. I'm about a pound and a half away from my lowest weight since 2008 when I started losing. I can't wait to see the 160's! I hope this continues. I already have plans on how to tweak a little more as my weight goes down. We'll see how it all pans out.