It's time. Weigh In Wednesday. I promised ya'll so I am going to deliver.
Are you ready?
Drum roll, please.....
Since 12/27/12 I have lost 9.8 lbs.
I weighed in on Monday since I didn't go to the gym yesterday but I am going to weigh in again this afternoon and may revise this based on those numbers. I am crossing my fingers that I can report a little bit more weight loss.
Overall though, 9.8 lbs in 13 days I think is a pretty darn good start. Like I said in another post, I know a lot of the initial weight loss is water weight and shock to your system, but I will take every ounce.
What have I been doing?
I have been working out on average every other day. Nothing majorly intense yet. I am easing my way into things. I don't want to over do it too quickly and then burn out. My work outs generally have consisted of 20-30 mins cardio (either treadmill or bike) and 20-30 mins of free weights. On the treadmill, I am working my way up every other day to higher inclines and speed. As long as I can get through the first 15 minutes, then I am usually good for the rest of the time. It is just getting through that first 15 where my body is telling me to, "Stop, I'm tired. Go sit down." LOL. Actually because of my weight, both my knees and hips hurt from the impact which is why I have been riding the bike at times instead. I might even try the elliptical to see if that is less impacting. I know I need cardio though so even if I am in pain, I am pushing through. For me, in the past, cardio is what has helped me shed the pounds quickly.
What have I been eating?
I have not changed my eating habits drastically. I am not starving myself or even counting calories. I am just being more diligent of what I am eating, when I am eating and even why I am eating. No more boredom eating or late night snacks.
Here is what I ate yesterday.
Breakfast: Turkey Sausage Whole Wheat Bagel w/Egg. Skinny Hot Chocolate.
Snack: 3 celery stocks with peanut butter.
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak and Mashed Potatoes. Pear.
Dinner: Raviolis & Brussel Sprouts
And of course throughout the day, tons and tons and tons of water. Did I mention tons of water? I have a liter Dasani bottle that I refill several times throughout the day at work/home, add 2 packets of Crystal Light and I am good to go. It has to be super cold though. I can not drink warm or even room temperature water. Ick. Water. It does a body good. Rids your body of toxins. Appetite suppressant. Next time you think you are hungry, drink an 8oz glass of water. You were probably thirsty, not hungry.
We even had a birthday lunch on Sunday (for my husband) complete with a big juicy burger and fries which I thought would totally do me in but it didn't because I was conscious to what I ate the rest of the day. Instead of baking or buying a whole cake for him, I bought a single slice of German Chocolate Cake at the bakery and we shared it. No risk of having a full cake hanging around, calling my name. "Jennifer, eattt me....Eattt me". No, thank you!
I know 9.8 lbs doesn't sound like a lot but I already feel lighter. My skin looks better. My body isn't as achy all the time and I have been sleeping more sound too. I am hoping that I can keep up this pace because if I can, I will be at my goal weight in no time at all. I'm excited!
I found this 10 Commandments of Weight Loss and thought I would share it. It sums it up pretty nicely.
Until next time, keep walking and drink lots of water!
Have you had success/failure with your weight loss this week? Please email or comment. I would love to support and encourage you on your journey.