I made a decision to weigh once a week. I got out the scale (I hide it behind the laundry basket in the hall so I don’t obsess). I turned it on and hit the #1 button and I hear…. Your body weight is….. 2 lbs lighter that it was at the same time last week. Is it good? I guess it is. I was hoping for more but the goal is 2 lbs a week.
I hate the scale. I am going to take some base line measurements next week and start tracking those to see if I can see changes that way as well.
What more can I do? Is there more I can do? I did 15 minutes straight on the Treadmill with an incline. This is longest that I have done in one stretch since we started the program. I could have gone longer, but my knee started to hurt and I did not want to hurt myself. I did one of the ab machines, and the back extension machine 3 sets at 110 lbs.
Food, I guess, is where I need to focus some more of my attention. All though if I look at it, I am staying at or under my calories that I set which is about 4-5 hundred lower than what my BMI and activity added say I should be at. I have been thinking about a suggestion to vary and alter my calories on a daily basis to keep my body off kilter and keep the metabolism working.
I guess I need to make sure I am eating cleaner, healthier food, which is not always easy on a limited budget. I have no desire to become a vegan, or a vegetarian.
Today I am making some Homemade Chicken, veggie, Noodle (whole wheat) soup. Yummy stuff, no msg, and no added salt. I love my crock pot by the way. You can make lots of good things in a crock pot. I am passing on the cornbread because I have no light way of making it at the moment.
I do not like nonfat products. They often taste horrible, and they have to replace the flavor somehow. I try to stay away from most things sugar free, (except my diet soda) because they frequently do awful things to my tummy.
So what further changes do I need to make? How can I get more bang when I get on the scale each week? It is only week two since we started the working out.