Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4

Today I logged in 8077 steps on my pedometer.  And, I weighed today and I have lost 3 pounds.  This has renewed my motivation big time.  Of course, I am used to being off to a good start after my many weight loss programs.  Then I hit a plateau and it gets harder.  It helped that I wasn't around anyone today that had something to eat that would have tempted me.
I have such big problems with willpower and cravings and I wish I had someone who was on this diet with me that I could share all the ups and downs with.  Most all of my friends are in great shape and exercise a lot.  I haven't played tennis or gone to the gym in over a year.  No ones fault but mine and mine alone. 
I am hopeful that this time when I come to that plateau or temptations that are overwhelming, that I will be strong enough to face them and get past them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tues, January 3

3rd day and doing much better today.  6221 steps on my pedometer and I actually went to the grocery store and didn't have a panic attack and buy all my favorites.  I ate everything I was supposed to and drank my 80 ounces of water.  I think I even forgot my addiction to diet coke and didn't have one (or 3) of those.  Diet coke is on my diet although it's recommended not to have more than 2 because of the sodium in them.
The weather was gorgeous today and I got myself up off the couch and spent some time outside.  Looking around the yard, I can see lots of projects for me once I get some energy back.  I used to love to look after my plants and even cleaned the pool myself.  The pool has been very neglected so that is first on my list.
Tomorrow my goal is to step on my scale.  It won't be much since I am not exercising at a pace I would really like, but it's Baby Steps for now.
All in all, it was a very good day.

January 2

I made it through today but it sure wasn't easy.  I drank a lot of water, and was careful to follow the eating plan but all I thought about was FOOD.  I took one of my dogs for a little walk in the afternoon and wore my pedometer.  I got 3200 steps in today which is amazing for me.  Getting past the craving part is going to be the biggest hurdle for me.  I use food for comfort, even when I am not hungry.  I love to eat snacks in bed watching television, which is so bad.

Today I took my measurements (gasp!) and wrote them down in my book and also taped a small copy to my bathroom mirror as an incentive.  My brain didn't think I was that big, but that tape measure was an eye opener.  I got on the scale the very first day, but was afraid to go near it today.  Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

Very first day of this weight loss project. There have many of these first days for me, some have been successful, some not. Problem was that I could not keep the weight off. I'll bet there aren't very many programs out there that I haven't tried. The biggest setback with their success was ME! I would start out full of motivation and determination, lose weight, then never keep up the maintenance part of it. So, the weight would come back, always with a little extra. A vicious circle I have been going around for a lot of years.
I haven't felt well for months and have been depressed about not having any energy to do anything but sit. I know it is all this extra weight I am dragging around with me.
So, after much thought on all of the options and programs I could do, I decided to go back and do the one program that did work the best for me and one that I actually felt good on. I am starting out with a 10 week program with an additional 2 weeks for an adjustment period. We will see where I am at that point as to how much longer I need to spend in "Actual" weight loss.
This time I am making a commitment to the Maintenance part of the program so I can finally keep the weight off and start feeling better.
For the next 3 days, according to my book, I will be doing what they call "Prep" menu. This is mainly to prepare my gallbladder for the diet so I don't have to worry about a big issue with that. Today I am also forcing myself to get outside and at least walk around the block once. I do have the luxury of having 2 dogs who love to go for walks, so today my husband can watch football and I will walk the dogs.
I don't have a number goal for the weight loss, my goal is to get myself where I am healthy and energized. Fitting into my favorite clothes will be a bonus.
See you tomorrow, on day 2.