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Weight Loss Wednesday: -12 lbs, 6 More to First Goal
This past month has been quite a challenge for me. I’ve said goodbye to pizza, garlic knots and days on the couch, and hello to turkey sandwiches, large salads and daily workouts that wouldn’t cause Barbie to break a sweat. (Sadly, I often wake up feeling paralyzed.) My commitment to eating steel cut oats every morning didn’t pan out. Turns out you have to continuously stir it for thirty minutes, and I don’t even have the patience to watch my Keurig brew a K-cup which, by the way, is about 60 seconds.
So I started drinking protein shakes, specifically Special K Mocha Cappuccino. If you ignore the fact that they have 18 grams of sugar per serving (regular cola has around 30), they’re fairly healthy. (Coffee-flavored cola doesn’t sound enticing, anyway.) The combination of protein and caffeine help keep me awake as I wait for my dog to relieve himself. By the time I come back inside, I’m somewhat awake, my stomach is nice and full, and my coffee is ready.
12 pounds is a small amount of weight compared to what I need to lose, but I’m really proud of myself. So far I’ve done it on my own. No dieting, no extreme workouts (as if), and no diet pills that send me running to the bathroom. Perhaps I could’ve lost 20 by now had I avoided Sonic, but their Reese’s Blasts are mighty delicious.
The only hard part has really been staying inside on my lunch hour. I used to love getting out and eating in my car. Unless you’re a massage therapist, I’m sure you also have stressful days. (Even they must want to scream sometimes.) Now I eat in the break room. On the one hand, I’ve gotten to know coworkers with whom I’d never get to know. On the other hand, sometimes I feel like I’m suffocating by being inside all day.
On average, I go to the gym three to four days a week. Every day, though, I walk my dog for 15-30 minutes. I’ve noticed little things since exercising, like walking uphill doesn’t take as much effort and my joints aren’t as sore. (Before now, I hadn’t admitted to the latter.) It’s embarrassing being this big. People judge you, cast silent judgments and wonder if you should really be in the Sonic drive-thru to which I say yes, damn it. My body, my problem.
I know there are others out there like me, and I would love to connect with them. Feel free to message me on my Facebook page. There are strengths in numbers.