Wednesday, July 10, 2013
So I'm on day 10 of my diet and fitness plan and I feel as if I'm doing pretty well. My weigh in was yesterday and I really liked the number I saw when I stepped on the scale. I'm trying to remind myself that I won't see that high of a number every time so I won't get discouraged. That is something I must pound into my head.
My daily workouts aren't a big deal. In the past 10 days I've really only had 2 times that I didn't "feel" like doing them but I did anyway. But.....there are a couple of things that I seem to be having a hard time with. Drinking water...wow....what can I say. The only thing I drink is water but that is nothing new. I gave up soda and the like over a year ago. My problem is getting the 8 glasses of water in some days, while other days I drink over 12 glasses with no problem. Some times I feel like I'm forcing it down and other times I feel like I'm so bloated from water. I've also found that on some days the more I drink the thirstier I seem to get. To me, that is bizarre.
The other thing I seem to have an ongoing problem with is hitting my calorie intake. My whole life, I've never had much of an appetite. Now I'm sure some of you may be thinking...how is she overweight then. Well, I was eating the wrong foods and a lot of times I was only eating a couple meals a day and at least one of those meals consisted of fast food. I NEVER ate breakfast. I've started making sure I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
I have to cook medium calorie meals (not low cal and not high cal) because my boyfriend also has calorie goals he needs to reach and his are higher than mine. He is at his diet stage where he has lost all the weight he needs to and is working on building more muscle. My one advantage to what he needs to eat is that it's a high protein diet which I also enjoy.
Even though I have to cook medium calorie meals for when we eat together I still seem to come in below my calorie goal. So now I have to formulate a different eating plan so my body doesn't go into starvation mode. I never thought in a million years that I would have trouble staying ABOVE a calorie goal.
I know I still have a lot to work on and I still have a ways to go but I feel that I'm off to a good start. I know I'll have to do continual diet tweaking along the way to keep myself on track but I just have to remember it'll be worth it in the end. I know where I want to be.....now I just have to get there.