Day 1 - Reflection Journal
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
So yesterday was my first day back. I'd decided that, after the stress of Kingdom A&S I would give myself a week off and then rebound with a vengeance. Yesterday was the day, it's kind of appropriate that it was April 1st.
I always forget how hard it is to start this. My stomach has always grown, so even large bowls of vegetables don't fill it for long. I'm used to snacking and I'm used to having all the pop I want. It's difficult to go cold turkey on all those things, but I find it easier. In a few days, the hunger cravings after lunch will subside, I won't have to pee so much all the time because my body is used to getting the proper amount of liquid again, and I'll get into a workout routine that will leave me feeling stronger rather than exhausted and whiny.
The big plus side is that I'm not that bad, no matter how fat and bloated I feel. It's been more than two years since my successful weightloss on Sparkpeople and I'm only 30 pounds up from where I was then. That's less than .25lbs a week gained. Again, not great, but that's also less than half of what I lost. So I'm still counting it as a win and a not awful starting place.
I'm not much of a consistant blogger, but I think it will help keep me honest. I just have to schedule in some time for it.
And now for the daily wrap up:
I was strong and right on plan until about 7pm last night.
Even when I got off track food-wise, I made choices that still left me within my daily goals
I took a three mile walk at lunch
On my "me" night last night I spent the whole time playing video games. Granted, it was a puzzle-based game, I was thinking at least. Still, not bad, but not awesome.
Didn't get in my morning workout - not even as an evening one as I had backup planned. Mornings are still difficult for me, even when I go to bed early.
Didn't stay on track food wise and was a little high on protein and a little low on carbs.