Lately; even though I am still overweight; I have been feeling lighter than air! I am much more energized. Last night after I had my salad snack I got a burst of energy. I just had to turn the music up loud and dance. I must have looked pretty crazy ha ha but I loved it.
I have been getting into the habit of weighing myself everyday. I need to stop! I am starting to get obsessed and if I don’t see the results I was expecting I get discouraged. The weight I am loosing is amazing in such a short period of time but I read online that in the beginning you will loose mostly water weight. I now think I am starting to actually burn the fat that is why my number I got this morning wasn’t as high as I’d like but my Mom thought I was crazy. I was complaining about loosing only 1 pound since yesterday and she told me that it is great and I am crazy for complaining. I can’t wait to weigh in on Friday. I KNOW it’ll be decent! I read online; on this woman’s blog that she lost 100 pounds in 6 months just by calorie counting and moving around. That’s what I’m doing! So let’s cross our fingers. She also said the reason why most people don’t do it is because it’s FREE! Part of me thinks it’s ridiculous to pay someone to loose weight. In the end you have to do all the work. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be part of some kind of program if I had money but it kind of feels good to do it the old fashioned way!
Like I said yesterday I had a weight watchers meal for dinner and I had worked out in the morning instead of later on in the evening. When I say dinner I mean I ate with Michael around 2pm before he went to work. So it’s more like a lunch? But I got hungry again around 6pm so I steamed 4 stems of asparagus over water that I put garlic powder in to give a little flavor and then sprayed that cooking spray over them when they were done to give them a butter flavor. (Picture of spray at beginning of post. You can click on the picture to make it bigger.) – It works great as a butter/oil substitute and it is ZERO everything! Family Dollar sells it for about $1.75 last time I checked. I spray it on whatever I think needs butter. Toast, popcorn, steamed veggies, etc.! After I sprayed the asparagus, I lightly salted it. Did you know that just ONE serving size of salt is ¼ a tsp.?! That’s not a whole lot. I know salt doesn’t have calories but too much sodium is not good for you either. Which; I have also cut way back on. I tend to find if you put it in your hand before you salt your food and make yourself manually sprinkle it on; it’s easier to not get carried away. It took a lot of preparation to make just 4 spears of asparagus but that is just part of the process. I feel more satisfied with that kind of snack by making it more elaborate. I even thought to eat it with a fork and a knife! The asparagus snack: ONLY 13 calories for 4! Later on that night I also had my veggie snack. I also ended up doing a little over 50 leg lifts before bed. The burn is starting to feel goooood!
I didn’t do the treadmill yet. I think I am going to go back to my old routine with doing it later in the evening. I think that might work best for me. This process is all about trial and error. I have to figure out what works best for me and what doesn’t. I tried working out in the morning yesterday and then I did crunches before bed and I woke up this morning with different results than I had been getting with working out in the evening. So we will see. I will do my treadmill in the evening today and eat the same and see how I weigh in tomorrow. I need to stop doing that but right now I need to see what way works the best and what way doesn’t. It’s like a science project and I’m the lab rat!
I am starting to get some arm muscle from just doing those weight lifts yesterday! I made Michael feel my arm today, it’s all hard! So that’s something I definitely am going to keep up. It’s 4:26 right now, I had a banana and my green tea mixture for breakfast and right now I have the oven pre-heated for my lean cuisine for dinner. I like lean cuisines better because you can make them in the oven. With Weight Watcher meals you can only microwave them. I know the oven takes longer but I like the way the food comes out vs. using the microwave.
I can’t wait to start to loose more weight. Even though I have lost an ok amount so far; no one can notice it. My Mom and Michael can because they see me every day. I still look really fat but my horoscopes have been helping me a lot lately with the motivation to keep going. Its nuts! I just read them for fun but lately they have just been making me go WOW! Here is today’s: “Pisces May 9 2012 A long-running venture that you are still dealing with may look bad on the surface, Pisces. Luckily, though, you are a very intuitive sign. So deep down you know that this will all work out. Even though the obvious signs may point to a failure or a big disappointment, you have to keep listening to that little voice in your head that keeps reminding you that it will all be all right if you simply preserve. Hey, you’ve made it this far. You’ve trudged throught he most difficult aspects of this venture and you’ve held your head high. Just a little more of that and you’ll see it through. Keep your chin up.”
– Wow, hey?!
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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.