It took me until yesterday evening to be ok with not loosing any weight this week. I understand a lot more than I did before and realize that it is normal. I also saw a pattern with my weight lifting. I do it every other week and those weeks I don’t loose as much as if I were to not have lifted weights. The only thing is that this week I did it every day vs. the weeks that I usually do it; it’s every other day. I will be switching up my routine a bit. Right now I just need to focus on cardio. I just felt so stupid that I thought that I had lost weight because I felt and thought I noticed changes & so did Michael. In the end I truly believe I did lose some weight; I just gained it back in muscle.
This coming week I hope to walk more vs. doing my basement routine. It gives me a good excuse to visit my Mom. I always walk better knowing I have a destination to reach. I still have yet to work out today but I plan on doing 15 minutes on the treadmill and then 15 minutes on the exercise bike. I also want to get back into doing Richard Simmons or my other work out DVDs to spice things up.
I like to go back and read my first few blogs. Those were the best. Sometimes; even though I am only on month 3; I feel I forget some of the reasons why I started this process! Staying positive is key! I need to look at how far I have come; not how far I need to go or when I want to get there. The now is what matters and I will get no where if I keep beating myself up when I should really be proud of where I am at and who I am today. My future self will thank me!
I had an egg and a piece of toast for breakfast; my green tea w/lemon and 3 ears of corn on the cob for lunch with a salad. For snacks in between my meals I have some pretzel sticks (32 pieces for 110 calories), Honey Maid low fat cinnamon graham crackers (2 full cracker sheets for 120 calories), plain animal crackers (16 for 120 calories), Triscuit minis (28 crackers for 130 calories) or Ritz munchables (42 for 150 calories). My favorite snack is Ritz munchables with a wedge of my laughing cow cheese! Yum! If you haven’t had the Ritz munchables yet you have to try them! They are so good and I don’t feel guilty taking a handful. I don’t think I will have dinner because I didn’t have my lunch until late. I will probably make some popcorn later.
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.