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Eating and other observations

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Eating healthy is getting much easier. A month ago when I started buying stuff to make salad every day I was worried about the produce going to waste. Now 5 weeks later, I am going through my salad supplies in 3 days. (I'm going to have to buy more!)

I have now lost five pounds. I'm about at the rate I'd like to loose at. It's so frustrating that it takes so long to lose one measly pound. But I keep reminding myself that this is not something I'm doing to get to a number, this is a lifelong commitment to help. I think what makes it frustrating is that I started to loose weight earlier this fall and then got side tracked and during the holidays I put back on weight I had lost. I want to end this cycle of loosing weight and gaining it back. I have to get over the number on the scale and recognize that I'm doing good things for my body.

I'm still working through Jillian's 30 day shred. I'm only completed 18 days worth of working out. While I haven't noticed any different yet, I can say I feel a lot better overall. I have much more endurance during this workouts. I can complete a pushup. I love feeling sore everyday after working out. I know that eventually if I keep it up and lose some of my extra padding, I will eventually see some definition from working out.

I'm also slowly starting to wean off the sweets. I find myself being much more satisfied with an apple than with a chocolate chip cookie. I've also realized that I can feel much better with a light dinner. I had a heavy lunch yesterday so I had a bowl of vegetables and an apple to end my day and I felt great. No bloated feeling all evening or going to bed. It's so weird to think about how I used to eat until I felt full every night and then by the time I realized I was full I would just get more and more miserable until I would have heartburn and not want to do anything the rest of the evening. I don't know if my energy level is any better yet. But maybe that will come as I lose more weight.
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