Lost 2 lbs. this week. That is awesome, however, I lost my focus as well. Initially my aim was 2 pounds a week and somehow I started to think it should be more. Time to erase that tape playing in my head. Two pounds a week is awesome! I haven't been able to get my walks in that much this week and still lost 2 lbs? THAT'S SUPER AWESOME!
I'm planning out my meals for next week and am definitely going to buy some containers this weekend. I need to figure out a snack that will satisfy me but won't take too long to eat, if anyone has a suggestion please let me know! Carrots and hummus would take too long but that's one of my go-to snacks.
Sooo....plantar fasciatis. It has been getting me down for some time and I thought I could exercise through the pain. Maybe it would get used to my exercise and relax or something. The problem is that I will do a two mile walk and then not be able to walk normally after that. Even though I'm a little freaked about doing this, I'm going to take some time off walking. I'm taping my foot to help relieve some stress on it and it's helping a lot. I will give it a week or so then see how this works. The problem is what to do in the meantime. I have enjoyed my walks so much! I could bust out the old bicycle but that's a bit too intimidating right now. What I plan on doing for now is lower my calories by 200 (brings me to about 1700 cal a day) and see how things go.
The thing that stinks is the timing of this. My weight loss of only one pound last week kinda messed me up for a bit. I have been watching my calories, walking, doing the right things and I'm not seeing huge results. Sean and I bounced back and forth ideas of why that is and we landed on what we think may be the culprit - hormones. I had a full hysterectomy about a year ago and am not taking hormones. I don't have hot flashes or any other symptoms any more but as soon as my insurance kicks in I will go get my blood work done.
Soooo....I weighed in this morning and lost a pound. I know I should probably be writing how awesome that is and look how far I've come. I should say "Yeah! Went minus this week!", but you know what? I don't wanna! lol Sheesh, I've been walking through my plantar fasciatis pain, eating healthy (mostly) - shouldn't this stuff be melting away like butter?
Maybe I shouldn't have had the cheeseburger last night....
I will not be discouraged. I'm now 14 lbs. lighter than when I began and feel really good about myself. I feel the changes of my lifestyle starting to set in. I don't like missing my walks and I reallyyyyy like how I feel after meals - satisfied instead of sluggish and stuffed.
I have one more week before I start my new job. That is going to throw a whole new dimension into this whole thing. Can I work at an 8 hour desk job and still lose weight? YES I CAN! Not sure how it will work out, but it will because the other choice is not an option. I suppose my road to weight loss will not be a steady stream down hill but rather a herky jerky line downwards. Key is downwards :D
My goal for the next month is to find some sort of group/team activity to motivate me further for my workouts. It will be fun to see what I end up doing :)
My name is Kat and I'm a single mom of two young adults. I have not always been overweight but after having children and going through some personal hurdles, let it get out of control. My philosophy about eating is this: Eat real food. Real eggs, butter, veggies. Eliminating processed junk as much as possible. I eat butter, not faux butter product because I believe my body can better process real food rather than chemicals.