Again, posting on a monday, you know, begining of the week and so on.
Going back to my previous entry, starting with the Dukan diet, i have to report good results (but then kind of lousy followup
The first week, i ended up 5 days in the protein diet. And the scale at the gym showed awesome results! 3 kilos lost in the first week!! I was over the moon! Specially since i had been feeling heavier recently, so the first 3 kilos where super motivating!
Week 2: I started the cruise stage. And things got a bit tricky between friends coming to visit, but that second week i got a -1.400 kg loss! Not bad for a couple of overlooks on the diet! (like a dinner with my boss where we shared some raviolis and a pizza).
Week 3: I "behaved" most of the week and then had a trip to Hong Kong for the weekend, which means that "you take advantage of the assorted cuisines you can find in HK". My results where slower, going down half a kilo (-0.5kg!), and i think it also had to do with the fact that i walk way more when i come to HK and visit.
Week 4: I really diverted from my diet this week... ended up in HK again during the weekend. And it was kind of stressing (but really, who are we kidding??) to get on the scale again and see that i had "gained" a kilo and a half... bummer. This week I have decided to get into a race in November (its a 3 or 5K race) which means i have to train accordingly. I also upped my crosstraining in the gym and i was so sore for some days... but its exciting.
Week 5: as of today, i have my roasted chicken waiting for me in the fridge for dinner. I know that i have to go back in track, specially paying attention to my breakfast: either wake up early and prepare something, or go for the oatbran options (and bring it to the office). And also to take into account the stressful days: it has been a few (specially last week) where i get home and the best way to "release my stress" is to go over my fridge and sit in front of the tv.
So, for now, the plan is:
1) Prepare my lunch and dinners ahead of time (specially stressful days, knowing that i have to steer away from "temptation").
2) Follow up my 5K training-- i have a brand new spinning bicycle at home that welcomes me every time i open the door, and with this typhoon weather, most of the time is the best alternative (instead of ending up raiding the fridge).
3) The overall 'stuck' feeling: i have been "battling" or lets say, going with the flow with this feeling since like feb. I talked to a friend and she mentioned that i should have my thyroid checked more frequently, which had me up my Euthirox dosis a bit-- and things seem to improve. Im sleeping a bit better but i still dont feel fully rested.
Im sorry if this entry seems a bit... random. Im kind of brainstorming and blogging in the middle of my workday
, another plan for the week is to actually publish in sparkpeople (its one of the 'later, later' things that i keep postponing). My race buddy has been cheering me the last 2 weeks (and she is aiming for a half a marathon, not my beginners attempt) and is also suggesting that i blog more often, at least in terms of keeping accountability...
So here i am.
I'll see you tomorrow sparkpeopleuniverse!