Friday, May 31, 2013
WOW - got on the scale this morning and have dropped 6 lbs...that's crazy. I'm following the menu, eating my appropriate caloric intake, and getting a lot of physical activity in every day. I'm not starving myself or cheating. But 6 lbs seems like a lot in such a short amount of time. I'm HAPPY, don't get me wrong! I woke up this morning and I haven't felt this light in a long time - I feel more like my old self. This has been the most dramatic day yet.
Last night my family and I headed out for a brisk 35 minute walk after dinner - it was gorgeous out. Then I came home and did my strength training. Stamina's getting way better. Day 11 was doing as many reps as I could of each move, within a minute. Still HARD (me and pushups aren't good together). But I'm far less sore than I was 11 days ago, when I first did it!!
Before bed, I got slammed by intense hunger again. Damn. Same thing that happened the night before. And I had met my caloric intake for the day and didn't want to allow myself to go snack. I just accepted that I was hungry and didn't think about it. Or food (like the chocolate and peanut butter in the pantry). That part of this eating plan is actually getting harder for me instead of easier. At least for the last couple of days. It must be because I'm ramping my physical activity up more everyday...
But 6 lbs....wahoo!!! I'm pretty excited about that, and can't wait to start being able to wear some of my clothes again. My goal is still 15 lbs. in 3.5 months. At this rate, I think I'll be able to achieve that sooner.