A Week In To My New Lifestyle

Friday, October 26, 2012

So I have made it a week tracking all my food and staying very active on sparkpeople in general, WHOO HOO! KUDOS! Especially since i wasn't even really planning on doing anything like this last week, it was one of those things I knew I had to get back to sooner than later and something just pulled me back. I let it keep pulling too.

I have done what I would consider an excellent job this first week. Although I have not started working out as I would consider it but I have dramatically changed my eating! As far as what I didn't do great here it is: I had a small bowl of ice cream 3 times, I had a McDonalds Crispy Snack Wrap, and several glasses of red wine through the course of the week. I really think that was it.. Damn that's pretty good! Yay me! Even if I do not see a loss at all this week I will take it in stride because I did a bangin job my first week back. I didn't go over in calories at all! Now last time I was on Spark people my calorie range was 1200-1500 and that's quite a bit harder but at 1500-1800 I'm golden. I wonder tho how much longer it will take me to get to my goal with the higher range?? I will check that later..

I read an article this evening that made me want to write about it...

-What am I not doing or doing that needs to change?

I need to start exercising. It isn't happening because I don't want to drive where my gym moved to & my membership is up this month and I don't know where to go now because I dont like the new location. However I don't need a gym to work out, I can find plenty of sparkpeople videos or you tube videos to do at home although I won't know the exact calorie burn...

My Sweet Tooth- I am having a bit of a hard time with this & I know it will mount, it needs addressed. I have had ice cream this week and need to get it out of the house and NOT BUY IT unless it is a treat that I go out for. Solutions: well I could throw away the carton, buy a healthier option like a fat free or frozen yogurt type, fruit bars ya know something along those lines.. look at nutrition!! Pick something chocolate so I feel I've had my "fix". Maybe start grabbing my slim fast shakes again (check sugar content) those are a delicious meal/treat of chocolate milk.

Good, great progress, (you like how I talk to myself? :)

Now I have to talk about the voices in my head... no not those invisible friends I have lol the ones that want the crappy food choices I used to make, This is the first time I've been on a weight loss journey that I am buying & preparing food ONLY for myself & my daughter. It is soo much easier to eat healthy foods, that's all I have. Well my roommate bought those little totino's pizza rolls that I used to scarf as a snack & I opened the fridge and saw them and the voices said "mmm those sound good right now" but they weren't mine and they were way to unhealthy. But really I think this will be a huge change from my past weight loss efforts due to being in total control of what is in my cupboards & fridge. I am the only one responsible for what goes in my mouth regardless. Take responsibility right? It is up to me and me alone to make good choices.

Well here is to another good choice of going to bed right now ;)

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    Thank you for the support ladies!! Every bit of encouragement helps tremendously!
    UPDATE: I couldn't wait to weigh in so I did this morning & I'm down 7.5 pounds total!!! Can I get a woot woot!!?!!
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    Working out is always difficult at first, but a habit worth getting into. But congrats on your first week emoticon emoticon
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