Thursday, February 14, 2013
150.8 vs. 153.2 last week. I don't think all of this is a real loss, as I was heavily PMS'ing last week, but I'll take it! LOL. I don't want my motivation to be governed by the scale, so I shouldn't be THIS pleased about a number, but heck, I am. I've been working out upwards of 60mins a day, and I find I don't do it to lose weight. I do it because it's fun and it feels natural. This 20-min workouts thing through the day really fits me. My energy levels are so high, I feel like the Energizer bunny all the time. My stomach is flat and toned (although there's still fat I'd like to get rid of) and I can take stairs 2 at a time without wobbling at all. I've restricted calories to 1700, and it's hard (how did I ever manage on less than 1000???) but not impossible, and Spark says if I work out 80mins a day, I can consume max. 2300 calories, so this gives me a 600 cal deficit, which would indicate I'll be losing. I'm going to stay with 1700 for a while until it feels natural, make sure the 80mins-a-day becomes a habit, and see what happens.
Regarding food choices: I noticed recently that after maybe 10 years, I've managed a lifestyle change. I crave healthy food. Oh, I have my sweet tooth still, thank you very much, but I instinctively prefer healthy veggies, grilled meats, yogurt and the likes. I have my occasional cookie, I accept that sometimes I'm gonna veg out with the Nutella, but I think I've come a long way, and only in a month and a half too. All I have to say is, if *I* can do it, anyone can do it!
BTW, I think I read this on the message boards: trust the process, and it'll all come together in the end. I don't remember where though, I wish I could, because at the time I didn't realize it, but it stuck with me; it's almost become a mantra of sorts. Whoever put it in my mind, a thousand thanks! :)