All in all, wonderful!
I've lost a total of 5 pounds these three weeks, which would probably have been 2 pounds had I not signed up here. (Or possibly less!)
I've lost about an inch everywhere these last three weeks.
I thought I knew quite a lot about nutrition, but I've learned a whole lot!
I love water now! First and last thing I drink all day.
I've found some really fantastic recipes that are super healthy to add to our rotation. I think the family favorite was the leftover turkey spinach enchilada. MMMMM!
I've found some of the MOST supportive people I've ever met. I can honestly hear some of you encouraging me when I'm out and about. That or I'm mental.
I love tracking things and getting points and giving goodies. Ingenious to turn being healthy and losing weight into a game!
I gained a lot of confidence. I refused a lot of junk food and sweets. One night, DH brought home a box of candy a customer had given him. I had half a bite of a candy and asked him to take the box back to work. I knew if I ate those I would not lose weight and that was more important to me than having chocolate. (Although it was homemade from a family shop here in town and it was AMAZING!)
The only negative to report is my knees. I know I've complained a lot about my knees and I am sorry for that. They've been pretty bad. When they first got hurt I went through a mini depression. Upset, depressed, worried, anxious. All I wanted to do was go for a walk! But I kept telling myself to rest, rest, rest, keep tracking, keep eating healthy and not freak out.
I rested quite a lot. Maybe too much? I don't even know, but I didn't lose any weight at all this week. They are still sore but I made a slow 20 minute walk yesterday and I felt like my knees were moving properly for the first time in a few weeks. I've been doing upper body/core things that didn't stress my knees too.
So onto next week and Christmas! I REALLY wish I was 100% so I could take a nice long walk with my ma on Xmas, but a short walk will be fun too. I spent the last three days covering the living room in paper chain links and paper snowflakes. It kinda looks amazing. I went through like a ream of paper! LOL
I hope all you lovely Spark People have a wonderful, healthy and most of all SAFE week!