It’s been 2 weeks, and I’m still going strong. I’m down 6lbs so far. I’ve logged my food daily except for this past Saturday. We went to my nephew’s 1st birthday party so I didn’t log anything I ate there. I didn’t even worry about it. My weigh ins are on Saturdays so I figured I had the rest of the week. I also didn’t use the party as an excuse to go crazy either or to come home and eat everything in sight. I snacked. I had a piece of birthday cake. And I even drank a small glass of wine. And most importantly I had fun and was just living life as normal. And then I got up yesterday morning and went right back to tracking.
My eating has been fairly decent. The first week I struggled with not being hungry at all. That was certainly a strange adjustment to me. I think I was eating so much better than before, that I was just full. This past week, my body must have adjusted because I started to get a little hungrier. I walked on the treadmill one day and I was ravenous that day. I’ve been averaging about 1480 calories the past 2 weeks.
The best part is that I’ve gotten back in the kitchen and have been cooking a lot more. I’ve even tried a few new recipes. One night I was busy helping my daughter with a school project, and my husband suggested we order so I wouldn’t have to cook. I had thought ahead and already planned a quick and easy meal for that night so I declined ordering. Last week and this week I started making a flexible meal plan for the week which has really helped out. I’m not finding myself at 5 wondering what we are going to have for dinner and realizing I never took anything out of the freezer. Just a few of the things I’ve made over the past 2 weeks.
For the past 2 weeks, my main focus as been my calories and food. This week I’m going to try to incorporate some exercise slowly. I’m starting off with walking on the treadmill 3 times a week. I walked one day last week, but I was too busy to fit it in again. So I’m going to make a better effort at it this week. I’m doing 45 minutes each time which works out perfectly because I can watch something on Netflix in that time on my tablet. I’m also going to take the kids out for a couple short walks after school when the weather is nice.
I feel good. And I feel motivated. I’m still taking it one day at a time.