Starting Over (Week 2)

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, Weight Loss
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So I’m a week behind here and my apologies for that. I was going to try and be ambitious and write two blogs this past Friday, but that didn’t pan out so well—and Good Friday trumped my weight loss story.

Next week’s may be a little late too because we’re headed to Chicago today for the White Sox home opener and will be there until Sunday. I’ll see what I can do about making a blog happen, especially since I have big plans to work out at the hotel.

Week 1: April 2-April 6
Hours spent in gym: 3
Weight Lost: -2 pounds
Total Weight Loss to Date: 2 pounds

Yes that’s right. Last week, I actually GAINED two pounds, which is odd considering I did exactly what I’ve been doing and didn’t eat like crap, but here’s the thing. Some exercises I’m doing are starting to get easier, so I guess the gain doesn’t have me real discouraged.

I know from the first time around that losing weight is not easy, and that it absolutely becomes a lifestyle choice. It’s not something you can do half of the time and expect to see results. You either commit to it, or you don’t—I don’t know that there’s any such thing as a half commitment?

I have found that it’s quite possible I hadn’t been eating enough, so I’m really trying to implement snacks throughout the day—especially in the afternoon. I had gotten in the habit of eating my lunch later to break up my day better—but as a result I’d find that by the time I’d eat, I was STARVING, and you’re actually not supposed to let yourself get to that point.

I’ve also learned that sometimes all I actually need is water, and oddly enough I’ve started to not mind water. I’m going to make a pretty silly statement here, but in the past I’ve always had issues drinking water because it doesn’t taste. I try to drink a 20 ounce bottle here at work every hour—I do pretty good in the morning, but as the day goes on I slow down. And if I’m busy at work, it’s like I forget I even have water on my desk—so I need to be better about that.

All in all, I’m okay with what happened last week. I know I need to work harder than I am, and I’m okay with that. It’s been a busy past couple of weeks and after this one, things go back to something that should resemble normalness and then? Well. Then it’s on.

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