Good morning folks, I can hardly believe it is almost spring! How about you? I am so looking forward to going outside and seeing sunshine. It might encourage me to drink more water.
So…here I am at the end of week seven and I felt pretty good about jumping on the scales this morning. It feels like my stomach is shrinking a wee bit, lol! I don’t see my energy jumping up though, just waiting for more sunshine I guess.
I lost two pounds this past week! This is really hard work. The first 10 lbs were so easy, and I knew they would be because they hadn’t become too attached to me. It’s my life, I can think the way I want to, lol! I’ve had one week of losing 0 lbs and then last week I only lost one. What was different this past week? I didn’t do any muscle strengthening exercises and just did two cardio nights. If I am not building muscle, the scales will show a little more loss. It might sound like a good think, but really it is better to build muscle. It is all psychological, but I wanted to see a lower number on the scales for proof I was losing. Silly really, because my clothes are fitting me better. What better proof do I need than that?
I am not eating as many eggs as I would like since the Doctor told me my cholesterol was a bit high, nothing too concerning though. I am only having 1 egg a day with green vegetables, then a lean ground turkey burger with green vegetables. I am eating carbs as well, just not as much or as often. I have to make sure I get enough Iron, as a few months ago I became anemic. Actually that is almost a year ago now, and I am no longer that way. I eat shreddies, raisins and twice or three times a week I am eating red meat. I really would like to eat less meat altogether though.
Since I have a cat, it is hard for me to think about eating meat. Look at those cute little rabbits, just as cute as a kitty and people eat them. I’m not judging anyone, I am just saying, I am finding it difficult to eat meat. I have always loved meat, but life is a-changing for me, I guess.
My weight now sits at 137 lbs, which sounds much nicer than 150 lbs. The thing I am noticing now is; I am losing weight off my face, which makes my jowls sag even more. I have noticed another wrinkly pocket has emerged around my chin and jowels. It really makes a person look older, so I might have to stop my weight loss and maintain, once I get to 130 lbs instead of 120. I will decide when I get there.
I am pleased but I do think I will add the strengthening, resistance training back into my routine at least twice a week. I will focus on how my clothes fit, how I feel, not so much as what the scales say.
Oh yeah, the water issue. I just can’t get into it yet. Two bottles, I think one day I managed three but two is the normal amount I take in. At least that is 4 – 8 oz glasses a day. Nothing to kick my ass over.
Nothing is worth beating myself up over. Nothing is worth you beating yourself up over either. I tried for two years to get back into this healthy kick. Yes it took me that long to convince myself, I needed to do this. Not just to look better, more for feeling better. My acid reflux has really decreased. I still have no will power, so if hubby comes home with buttered popcorn bags, which he did, I have to indulge. This time there were only 3 bags, so once they were gone I couldn’t have anymore. Again I won’t kick my ass for that.
A person, everyone, just has to do what they have to do to make themselves feel better. Sometimes it is rest, sometimes it is exercise, sometimes it is sunlight. We don’t always feel like exercising, me included. If I don’t, that means I need more rest, so that is what I do.
I hope you all have ways of making yourself feel better when you are down. It is different for everyone, some need more help than others. Whatever it is you do to feel better, please feel free to share it here, so everyone else that reads this post can read it too. You might be able to say that one thing, that will make a difference for that one person. The way you feel is important stuff, whether it is good or bad.
How do you relax, get motivated, get out of depression, get moving?
I’m Frazzled Again.