Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A quick update before I take a quick trip to the grocery store and then get back to work. That's a nice thing about working from home -- it's really easy to set your own hours. I'm at home today because the teachers in our area are in the middle of some job action and are staging one day walkouts across the province. Ours is today, so no school for the kids. Not that mine really need all that much supervision at 10 and 11 and half years old, but it's nice for me to be here for them anyway.

On to the update. I am finding the diet very easy to follow. Since starting it I have not had any of the gas or stomach pains that I typically have. All in all, with the emphasis on legumes and meat, the food is quite heavy, for lack of a better word, and it seems to be agreeing with me. Cheese remains the main thing I miss. Interestingly, I haven't really had any sugar cravings.

This morning I was 4.6 pounds lighter than I was on Monday morning. Now I know this is probably not something to put a whole lot of stock in as I was coming off a weekend of parties and while perhaps not eating too much, eating very high calorie food, and my weight was higher than my normal set point. However, having said that, I haven't lost this much weight this quickly since my lapband was actually working for me back in 2007. Even more interesting than the weight loss is that my body fat percentage is down 1.4% since Monday. I'm measuring it under the same conditions every day -- first thing in the morning, no clothes, having had nothing to eat or drink. So I feel pretty comfortable that while the absolute number may not be correct, the change probably is.

Aside from the numbers, I feel pretty good. Today is the first day in recent memory that I haven't woken up with a headache. I notice that for the last couple of days, I haven't been as tired as I have been the last little while.

So, let's say I'm cautiously optimistic about this plan. I'm now considering whether to buy some kettlebells and start the workouts they recommend. They're very easily doable from home in less than an hour a week. Kettle bells are expensive though, so I'll have to think about it.

I'm starting to get just a little stressed about the state of my Christmas shopping. I haven't done much of any of it yet. I think I'll be able to get moving on it tonight and tomorrow night. I also have to start thinking about getting my turkey and ham. We're hosting my parents, sister, my boyfriend's mom, brother and his girlfriend, my ex-husband and his partner and likely a few cousins, aunts and uncles on Christmas Eve/Day, so I need to get the food planned out and bought. I like to make as much in advance as I can.

Okay, back to work. Happy 12/12/12 everyone!

Today's song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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