For my blogs, I will be writing from Monday to Sunday. My reason for doing this is that Mondays are my weigh-in days. In my previous blog, I had written I had lost about 4 pounds. When I wrote that blog, I had not been weighed yet. I am happy to let you know that I am down 8 pounds since Jan. 5. My first official weigh-in and complete workout was Jan 5. I will always refer to Jan. 5 as my start date for here on out.
I have to say, I am starting to enjoy working out. I like the feeling I have when I am finished; it feels like my day is complete. I work at the Lutheran Memorial Home first shift, so I am unable to work out before I start my workday. After work I go straight to Tyra's (Weigh of Life) for my daily dose of "medicine." You know that old saying: "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away," well in my case, Tyra is the doctor and I better have had that apple for the day. Tyra is very straightforward with me, and I really need that. If I forget my food journal, she will quiz me on what I had to eat that day. I am very happy with Tyra as my trainer and I hope she is happy I am her trainee.
I went out Thursday evening for the first time since I have started my new way of life. Usually when I go out with friends, we go to dinner and then a local watering hole for cocktails. I'm a "Captain and Sprite type of girl," so it was very hard for me to switch to Michelob Ultra. I only had two beers; I think it's going to take awhile to get used, too. At dinner, I had a grilled chicken breast and a salad with fat-free dressing. I wanted chicken wings so bad I could scream, but the owner of the pub knew me and had read the article, so she would not let me order chicken wings. Thank you Kim, even though I was thinking bad things then, you saved me about 2,000 calories.
My family and friends are being very supportive. I have a few friends who think I signed up for the military and they are playing drill sergeant, watching every move I make. This includes every piece of food I pick up. I know they are only doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, so I just let them go. I'm still drinking my eight to nine bottles of water a day. It is starting to get a little easier. I still have that craving for a Diet Coke when I wake up in the morning, though.
I am also starting to adjust to eating breakfast within 30 minutes after I wake up. I was never a breakfast person, so eating when I wake up is a bit of a struggle for me. I don't seem to have a problem with no food after 7 p.m. and I really thought that I would. I used to have a snack after I put the kids to bed around 8. I have replaced the food with my journaling, and it keeps my mind busy.
I hope to hear some input from all you readers, so until till next stay healthy and keep warm.