Eating for weight loss
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Before I recommitted, a friend also was feeling off-track and out of focus and she recommitted first (which was a catalyst to finally motivating me.) She joined weight watchers and began to focus on her eating and talk about her progress. I started focusing on logging my food with honesty and diligence without a great deal of shame in what I ate. I've put a lot of energy into increasing my activity and doing regular workouts with intensity. My focus was on developing the base habits - logging food and exercise and getting back to a 4-5 day a week exercise habit and burning calories.
Yesterday was day 10 of logging every calorie with honesty and the first day I actually stayed within the range. Woot Woot! And so far this week I'm still on track for 20 minute dvd MWF. With Boot Camp on Saturday, I'm establishing a base of 4-5 days a week of exercise. I can build from that base and go longer during the week as I get stronger. I'm actually feeling pretty good today.
After about three weeks in her program, she's lost 7 pounds and after 10 days of mine, I've lost absolutely nothing. LOL! It seems that eating within your value points makes a bigger difference than exercising like a maniac. SO, with that lesson learned this week....I told her if I was eating like her and she was exercising like me, we'd be onto something!!
But I think what we've learned is that what you eat affects your weight more. I think exercise is more effective as my defense against depression. It is also good for "tightening" everything up and dealing with appetite. Essential for good health - that is exercise. Eating right is essential for weight loss.
Here's to another day of staying in our range!!!