Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Three Days In – What I’ve Learned So Far

I am really pleased with how well I’ve been doing overall. Yes, I’ve identified a couple of weak spots but I’ll come back to that. So far, I have managed to keep the net carbs in line, except for the first day when the Reese’s Peanut butter Cups called my name.
Using the Dance Central game has been a fun way to get my but off the couch everyday too. I am doing 30 mins a day but that’s really loosely stated as there are times when you are not actually doing anything like when a song is loading. Still, my heart is pumping faster, breathing is more rapid and I break sweat. So it’s all good. Once I get a little more acclimated to working out again, I hope to continue to challenge myself. With longer worker outs, different activities and higher intensities.
This morning I weighed in at 254.4. My eyes popped and my feet did a little jig right there in the bathroom – not a pretty sight at 5:15 AM but I didn’t care. That a 5.3 lb. loss since I started on Jan. 1. I don’t even care if its water weight. I knew I was going to see a loss…I could feel it before I even stepped on the scale. Seems funny to say that at 250+ lbs., you can feel a 1 lb. loss. I couldn’t have told you how much but I knew it. There’s a little more pep in my step and when I fix my plate, I look at the food and think “I can’t eat all that!” So my stomach must be adjusting to the portion control too.
The negatives? Well, my feet hurt. Just those 30 mins of activity at my weight is a strain my feet aren’t used too. The first night, I kept waking up with spasms in my foot. I have been wearing good supportive footwear but let’s face it – I’m 50 and I’m fat. It’s going to take my body a little time to get it together.
Another negative is that I am still struggling with late night snacking. Not struggling really, more like losing the battle. I have snacked every night but so far (after the Reese’s) making better choices. I discovered that while I bought enough fresh vegetables for my meals, I did not buy enough for snacking. I will be picking up some crunchy veggies today. One combination I really enjoy is fresh cauliflower with 2 tbsp. of jalapeno ranch dressing. Between the snappy taste of the dressing and the crunch of the cauliflower, it really does feel a bad-for-you snack.
Last negative. I am not drinking enough water. I need to work on that. One glass a day is not cutting it but I am having trouble making myself drink water. I would love some tips if any of you have any. Feel free to leave them in the comments.


Amy Brantley said...

If you take meds in the morning, drink a cup of water with them.

pbquig said...

I know what you're going through. I've been on Weight Watchers since July. I have lost 29 lbs, but still have about 70 more lbs. to go. I'll be following your progress

Sass Ashe said...

OMG I thought it was just my bad feet, I didn't stop to think about the weight that I'm carrying plus the new activities! For the water I have one of those small lime juice containers and add a few drops to each glass. I still am not drinking as much as I should but as long as it's ice cold I can get several glasses down a day.

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