Friday, August 06, 2010
As it's been awhile since my last post, it hasn't deterred me away from the bigger picture.
I believe that I have licked the quitting smoking. I haven't had a cig in over 2 weeks. I still have cravings, and me and wrigleys gum are now best friends. I can smell better, (I probably don't smell too bad, myself), I taste food better, and I am able to work out with my Zumba class without feeling to winded, d/t lack of oxygen.
That brings me to my Zumba classes. I have picked that up to two days a week. I am able to see the beginnings of the benefits of this class. I am able to actually do a squat, my face isn't beet red by the end of the class (which I hold accountable to the non-smoking)
What I haven't noticed is any weight loss. I have watched my intakes, drank more water, laid off anything sweet, unless used with splenda, had a decrease in my caffeine intakes, watched my calorie, carb, and sodium intakes. I have passed by ordering lunches at fast food while at work, bringing in food from home. So, what's the deal? I think I even gained weight?!?!?!?! I haven't been "working out" enough to gain muscle. I eat 5 small meals a day, just like I'm told too. Stayed well within my calorie intake range. Just to get fatter????
Why was I happier fat, smoking, and drinking coffee all day long???? Am I the one person that found a loophole?? Hell, maybe I'm the loophole.