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ups, downs & lessons learned in week 1..

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Made it through the first week of this BLC.

I feel more committed & more serious & determined then I have in a long time.

Lots of positives for the week: I tracked every bite (even the not so good bites!) & stayed within my calorie range 4 of the 7 days. I worked out in some way 6 of the 7 days. I went back to Zumba which I love & which is a great workout for me. I only had beer 2x & only 1x on the weekend. (I know - that seems like not much, but to me it is a big step!) & - I lost 4.5 pounds.

The downs: I had planned two evenings as "not diet" evenings. But - I didn't just eat what I wanted, I ate what I wanted until I was so full I was almost sick :( With the exception of zumba - I don't feel like I really pushed myself with exercise (I need my innner Jillian to come out!) I relied far too much on processed diet type food such as protein bars & lean cuisine dinners & I had several headaches during the week.

lessons learned: PLAN, PLAN, PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!! I MUST plan my food ahead & make sure I have easy & healthy choices on hand. I need to become an exercise early bird again as that seems to be best for me to get the most down & really push myself (if I am up before 6am it better be worth it darn it!) on the headache front - I think I need to drink not just water but something with electrolytes & make sure I eat something before & after vigorous workouts. I have also discovered that my darling husband - who totally supports me & is truly one of the best men ever - can also be an issue in my healthy journey. He has NEVER been overweight & doesn't really see me as overweight. So...when he wants to kick back & have a "bad" night - he really wants me to join him. I have to have the fortitude to stick to my plan & hang out with him in a healthier way!

So...on to week two - really plan to focus on nutrition, planning & kicking my exercise up a notch. I hope to lose at least 3 more pounds during week 2. Oh yea - & beer only 1x this week!
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  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    if you have a minute ind a half of time spray a coffee cup with pam add two cracked eggs and left over veggies a frozen sausage , a piece of bacon , i add greens and a little cheese . put a english muffin in toaster and a minute and a half later two cooked eggs. you are doing awesome congrats on the weight loss. keep moving forward emoticon
    1252 days ago
  • v SUETINGE
    Great insights.
    1253 days ago
  • v KOFFEENUT
    Sounds like you had a pretty successful week and have TERRIFIC plans for how to make the next one better!
    1253 days ago
  • v QUIDDITCHGRRL
    Now you know that you must PLAN PLAN PLAN in order to stick with it - it'll get better. Although I think you did a great job this week, with plenty of weight loss to boot!

    My bf is the same as your hubby - stick-thin and will eat anything until it's gone. (Our first real argument was over his eating so much food off MY plate I was still hungry when my plate was empty.) I try to eat very well when we're apart and allow a *little* splurge when we go out - and let him eat half my food. :)

    Good luck, you've got this!!!
    1253 days ago
  • v JUSTAGIRL45
    Great insight on your ups and downs this week!
    Hope the next week is even better for you!
    1253 days ago
  • v LADYJ6942
    Great job, you can do this. Find some ways you can provide hubby the bads he wants but in healthier ways for you. Be creative girl!!

    1253 days ago
  • v SHELLEY81
    Writing everything is so important.. it gives us such a clearer picture of what's going in ...You know what to do and have a great attitude.. I know you are going to have success this round! Let's bring it!
    1253 days ago
  • v WALLINMW
    If you bite it, write it!
    1253 days ago
  • v FITMOMINNJ
    You made some great changes. Focus on that and build. None of us are perfect, just keep on moving:) emoticon
    1253 days ago
  • v ELP1210
    Congrats! 4.5 is a huge loss! emoticon
    1253 days ago
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