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.
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    Hi Farenzy, I always take a multi-vitamin every night, as well as a few calcium and Vitamin D. I got into that habit when pregnant and never stopped! I have also been getting enough fiber. I added it as one of the things that gets tracked. I'm kind of "anal" about that -- ha ha ha ha! Thanks for posting!
    3616 days ago
    I use to start my diet and and didn't see the results as I thought it should have read.

    I began to research this diet thing a bit furter. I looked up vitamins that pertained to weightloss and healthy living. Vitamin D3, Calcium, Vitamin C are a MUST. I also take an added multivitamin after breakfast every day.

    What is your Fiber intake looking like. 25 to 30 grams is good each day, just make sure you increase your water as well.

    With the right calorie deficit, you should be losing at least a pound a week.
    3616 days ago
    I have Wii Fit. I should try it. I'll post if I do try. Thanks for the idea!

    3616 days ago
    I hate exercise two. I bought a Wii and love to play the Wii fit games on it. The times passes very fast. emoticon
    3616 days ago
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