Through the week I gained 2 lbs. Not exactly sure how that happened. One day when
I calculated my calories, I had only consumed 900 calories and then burned 400-600 in zumba and gained one lb the following morning. GO FIGURE!!!
While a little discouraging, I have been steadfast. I have continued eating the foods on my meal plan and kept up my daily workouts. As I have reflected the last few days, I can imagine it was good for me to see a quick loss to validate my abstinence from wheat and sugar. THAT WAS/IS HUGE for me. Had I not seen the loss on the scale I may not have been so motivated to keep at it. Today I am 31 days abstinent.....WOOT WOOT!! My hope is that as my body settles into this meal plan, I will continue to lose 1-2 (healthy loss) lbs a week (secretly I wish for 4).
I am continuing with Tuesday and Thursday evening walks with neighborhood ladies. We walk about three miles in an hour. Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings (5 a.m.) are cardio.....training for a 5k, new interest spinning and my fall back the elliptical. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are for Body Pump, full body weight training. If I have the time (energy) on Wed night I go to body combat or zumba. The weekends we try to fit in a family walk along the greenbelt or a hike up City Creek.
Honestly, today, just writing this post is making me tired. Today I am taking a rest day. Well, a rest night....I was up at 4 this morning and to the gym by 4:30. I did my 5K trainer for 30 minutes, elliptical for 15 and then spinning for 30 minutes. I am honoring my body as it tells me what it needs. Here it is 7:00 p.m. and I have been in my pajamas since 6:00 p.m. (don't judge me). Tomorrow I have a full body massage scheduled as a reward for my 30 days abstinence and to get rid of a terrible tightness in my neck. (Can't wait for that reward....even better if someone else was paying for it.) Never the less, well deserved if I do say so myself. (Not rewarding with food...this is HUGE!!!!!)
Today......259 lbs....gain of 1 lb over the last week.
Loss since starting abstinence net 15 lbs in 31 days. (Which I realize is pretty great, all things considered.)
Thanks for listening to me ramble. I am off to climb in bed and watch a movie.
|Net Loss 15...but I still see physical change even though no lbs lost this week|