Last night I was hungry. It was late, close to 10pm. I was in bed watching Dance Moms when I was hit with a wave of hunger that got me out of bed.
I headed for the kitchen thinking - Well I have been eating well for over a week, I DESERVE A TREAT. It was how I was going to justify an evening snack, a bad habit I have been trying to break. (Normally I drink some cranberry juice and a slice of cheddar, lots of calories before sleeping, or I get nauseated, dizzy.) Then I figured out it was fatigue making me feel that way. It wasn't a blood sugar issue just pure fatigue. When those symptoms hit I need to sleep.
On the way to the kitchen I passed by the bathroom. After a pee (sorry), I went and stood on the scale. I needed to WEIGH MY OPTIONS. ThE SCALE TOLD ME that evening my weight was the same as it was in the morning !!! GOOD NEWS. When I am about to loose weight it stays the same during the day instead of going up from eating and drinking. (For me anyway.) It WAS THE MOTIVATION I needed to skip the evening snack. I was able to distract myself by reading a book and going to sleep. I noticed often when I think I am hungry before bedtime, its really A CALL FOR REST. My body was asking for food to use as energy when I really needed sleep. What a PROFOUND Lesson Learned. I choose to ignore the evening cravings.
This morning I weighed myself and I am DOWN A POUND. My total loss since I started walking last week is 2 pounds. TWO POUNDS !!! Whoo Hoo.
I Lost 2 wonderful pounds this week !
Trying to diet when you can't hardly walk was FUTILE. The scale kept going up. I was hardly eating, but gaining. That's a bad considering I was mostly recliner bound and my husband had to lift me up so I could stand. I am totally AMAZED BY MY PROGRESS. The Bioness has been such a blessing at getting me moving and improving my strength.
Yesterday I needed a rest day due to overdoing it a couple of days ago. I was feeling so good I did 13,167 steps. I did my morning walk, but then I felt so good I cleaned house, cooked, worked in the garden. Before I knew it I had done 13,167 steps. The next morning DH was home from fishing. He wanted to see how well I could walk since getting the Bioness. We walked at Lema Ranch 1.19 miles. The thing is half of the walk is all up hill. It on top of the other walk fried my muscles.
Today I will go for a short walk, but not push myself. My muscles still are crying out take it easy. The good thing is going up and down in my step count builds strength over time. Two weeks ago I was only getting in between 3,000 to 5,000 steps. The progress I have made is tremendous. The weight loss is like icing on the cake.
I cut down my cravings for bad foods by eating REAL FOOD. I made fresh pressed juices at home. Some of the juices I added in superfood spices to enhance the nutrition. I dehydrated home made Flax, almond, sunflower seed crackers seasoned with carrot juice, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and chipolte seasoning. I made Chocolate Ganache with healthy ingredients like raw cacao powder and coconut oil. It's packed full of medium chain fatty oils good for the brain and tons of antioxidants. Oh, to break cheese cravings I made a Macademia Nut Cheese. Yum. It sounds fattening, but all the foods I made were so filling I didn't need as much to be satisfied. Hardly anything I ate was processed, it was mostly clean foods. Snacks were often fresh ripe fruit. I was able to finally break the cycle of eating bad foods.
Most people complain about the scale, stepping on it too frequently. I admit to stepping on it too often. I use the scale as a tool to REMIND ME AS TO WHY I NEED TO NOT EAT as much. I use it to MOTIVATE me to stick to my eating changes and exercise habits when I don't feel like moving or when I feel like giving in. A scale can be used for POSITIVE MOTIVATION, if you allow your mind to think that way. The scale is simply a tool to be used in whatever way we choose to either negative or positive.
I went to sleep dreaming Big Dreams.