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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    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
    1853 days ago
    Great insights.
    1853 days ago
    Sounds like you had a pretty successful week and have TERRIFIC plans for how to make the next one better!
    1853 days ago
    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!!!
    1853 days ago
    Great insight on your ups and downs this week!
    Hope the next week is even better for you!
    1853 days ago
  • 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!!

    1853 days ago
    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!
    1854 days ago
    If you bite it, write it!
    1854 days ago
    You made some great changes. Focus on that and build. None of us are perfect, just keep on moving:) emoticon
    1854 days ago
  • ELP1210
    Congrats! 4.5 is a huge loss! emoticon
    1854 days ago
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