The number on the scale went down 4 pounds. After a month of tracking, exercising, drinking my water and eating freggies... I was expecting (hoping) for more.
I lost 4 pounds in June and 4 pounds in July. I'm losing a steady one pound per week. I need to remind myself that a year from now... I will be thrilled to have lost 52 pounds!!!
Track Nutrition Daily -- Done!
Stay under 2,000 calories -- 27 out of 31 days, I was under 2,000 calories.
Drink a glass of water before each meal -- Done!
Exercise Class 3X a week -- Done!
Other form of Exercise 3X a week -- Done!
Strength Training Once a Week -- Done!
Keep night time snacks under 350 calories -- 28 out of 31 days I met this goal.
1. Clothes that were too-tight have breathing room now.
2. My swim instructor commented on how much stronger I am.
3. I'm feeling better about my shape and taking more care with my appearance.
***Thoughts and Reflections***
I am making small changes that I can live with for a lifetime! I'm losing weight slowly but it's been steady.
In the past, I've taken weight off by cutting back to 1,200 calories. Eating soup and carrot sticks every day for lunch. Taking weight off for a special occasion. The weight has always come back on.
I could lose weight faster by making more drastic changes. Instead, I want to create healthy habits one at a time. Drinking 8 glasses of water every day is one habit I've already established. I'm very consistent at exercising. I want to add more strength training though. I'm working on tracking my nutrition daily and eating healthier. I've made great strides in stopping the night time snacking and hidden eating!
All in all... I'm happy with my progress. I do wish there was a magic fairy or a quick fix, but I need to create my own magic!! I'm ready to change my life!