Friday, July 12, 2013

My Continuing Road to a Healthy Weight

It has been 10 weeks since I started my weight loss journey at JumpStart MD. I have loss a total of 28.1 lbs and 2.5" from my waist. I have also reduced my percentage of body fat by over 2%.  Little by little this is coming off. I am now with in 9.1 lbs of my first goal and 29.1 lbs from my ultimate goal. Unfortunately, I've lost some of my boobs too. Oh well, can't have everything!

The process has gotten easier. I have gotten into a routine of eating and have found that it is actually pretty easy. My diet consists mainly lean meat and fish, cheese and fruits and veggies. I can now eat at restaurants with out stressing. I find that I no longer obsess about food like I did when I first started the program. I keep the things I can eat on hand. The only real challenge is when we go on road trips. It's difficult at times to find food I can eat at fast food places. However, Arby's small roast beef sandwiches contain 3oz of meat so I can eat the meat and toss the bun. I usually add some fruit or veggies from the cooler to make it a meal.

I do still miss popcorn and chocolate. At some point, they will show me how to work that stuff back in. Everything in moderation, Right?!

As for exercise, I try to make it to the gym 3-4 times a week. Most weeks I am successful but I don't stress if I can't make it. Since I have the attention span of a 4 year old, I can only handle about 60 minutes of working out. 75-90 minute yoga classes kill me. I can only take that music and the hushed, serious atmosphere for so long. Not to mention, I have no balance and tend to fall over. Groupon and Living Social have helped me vary my work out. There are always deals on fun new work out options. I just bought one to learn Krav Maga. Can't wait! I might get knocked over in that class but I should fall over on my own. I do have an expiring Groupon for a boot camp class. I probably should try that first. It seemed like a good idea when I clicked "buy". It seems a bit intimidating now.

Now I have to come up with some pithy responses to the "Nay Sayers" and "Debby Downers". I do not have a ton of those people around me but there are a few. Some of them still ask me if I am still on my "weird" diet or want to tell me how they did a similar diet and gained it all back. I find their negativity odd. I have always been encouraging with other people's weight loss and fitness goals. I think it's great when people want to try to be healthier. Anyway, for now I ignore them or just smile and nod.

However, the vast majority of my friends and family are super supportive. I am lucky that my husband goes along with the program. He's lost a several pounds too.

That's it for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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