Doing the Work
Friday, April 09, 2010
I am so back on track and happy with my progress this week. I started out very discouraged and watching the scale creep up up up. Then I did my homework on sodium in food (as if I didn't already know - just needed to do some continuing education on it) and added the sodium nutrient tracker to my nutrition tracker page.
Did you know that you can track up to 80 other nutrients in addition to calories, fat, protein and carbs on the nutrition tracker? The information will show up at the bottom of your page with your weekly progress. That's when I figured out that I had more than TWICE the daily allowance of salt on Sunday last week. No wonder I gained!
So, I've upped my water and my fitness minutes this week, in addition to some helpful advice I got from my ND (that's naturopathic doctor if you're not saavy) for some natural ways to help encourage water weight loss. I was ecstatic this morning when I was almost back down to where I was at the end of last week. I know that by tomorrow's weigh-in, I'll be to my weekly goal and pushing further ahead towards my big goals. wOoT! I am so glad I didn't give in to dejection, despair and frustration. I easily could have slipped the whole week and eaten really poorly. Instead, I focused even more on my healthy habits and made them work for me.
This just goes to show that when you're feeling you're at the bottom of a big hill and the climb is going to be very difficult, there could just be help along the way to make sure you get back on your way to the top!