Very little progress, but not discouraged
Monday, January 10, 2011
I really feel like I have been doing so well on the program -- well, at least the diet portion. I have been tracking everything I eat and being truthful about it. I haven't been drinking (wine/beer) nearly as much as usual. I have even run up and down the stairs at work every day. It is so helpful seeing the foods that I've eaten written down in front of me. I had no idea how many calories were in some things! It's totally helping me keep focused.
After one week, though, the scale has not budged. It's frustrating because I'm pretty sure if I did nothing, the scale would be at the same place! (This comes from years of experience.)
I think the key may lie in exercise but I just hate it so much. I hate being out of breath. I hate getting sweaty. I hate being too cold or too hot. And I really don't want to exercise in front of other people. That's why I have been walking up and down the steps at work. I'm on the 3rd floor (of 3 floors) and there are 60 steps to get to the top. They are big floors. I walk up in the morning. Around lunchtime, I walk down and up, down and up. It makes my thighs hurt and totally gets me out of breath.
I am very involved in extra-curricular activities but 2 of the bigger ones are due to wind down in February. I have decided not to sign back up again, so starting in mid-February, I should have a lot of extra time.