A Dissapointing Start
Monday, June 10, 2013
Last week I set a simple goal for myself just to get started again; eat healthy with no cheats for 7 days straight. I decided not to check my weight all week in case of fluctuations. Well, yesterday was the seventh day, and I felt so proud. I weighed myself this morning expecting to have lost a few pounds.....but I have gained one pound!
I'm trying to not let it get me down, but it's difficult to still be positive. Before I had been eating pizza, burgers, ice cream and all sorts of junk mixed in with my healthy choices. For one week I tried the Paleo Diet, thinking it would help me get some of the initial weight off faster, but I felt terrible and I didn't lose any weight. So, this week I went vegan again, which I feel better eating, and is my personal choice for being healthy. I didn't count every calorie, but I came up with a meal plan that was between 1,200- 1,500 calories a day and I just ate subtle variations of that one day meal plan. An example is using mango in my smoothie instead of berries one day.
I only exercised on day this week. I know exercise is important, but for some reason I have in my mind that it won't help me much right now. The reason why is I'm in such bad shape now I can only walk one 20 minute mile, which burns less than 100 calories. So, over the course of a week that's less than 1/4 of a pound.
I'm still going to stick with eating healthy. I made an appointment with my doctor this Friday to be checked for diabetes, thyroid, or any other issues that could interfere with my weight. I just want to check all my bases in case another factor could be involved. Even though money is a little tight right now I'm even willing to hire a nutritionist. I'm not giving up, I'm just almost at a loss right of what I can do better. If anyone reads this and has any advice or ideas it would be much appreciated.