-First off, I wanted to clarify the start date of this epic undertaking. June 28 was the visit to the doctor where the scale read 198. I think that and the high BP was the catalyst.
-Oh, and this is not, I repeat NOT a diet. This is a new way of thinking about food and movement and what is does to and for my body. Food is NOT the enemy. Food is my friend and I LOVE food! Not a foods are created equal. That is something I think about before I put anything in my mouth.
-I seem to have pretty much given up caffeine (specifically coffee). This was not something that I planned to do, it just kinda happened. I've been drinking a lot of green tea. If I could drink coffee black, I probably would still be drinking it.
-I was subjected to a sleep study Saturday night. It was... interesting. The doc thinks I may have sleep apnea. Wires all over my head, chest and legs...
|I look terrified, right??|
-I should have done this LOOOOOOONG before I got to 198. It would've been easier when I wasn't working a full time job too. But I didn't, so now I just make a point to do some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day (I generally go for about 45 minutes though).
-I knew this was serious when all I could think about at work the other day, was how I would rather be at home working out!
-After some research and calculating, I discovered that I actually wasn't taking in enough calories a day. Hmmmm, you mean I get to eat MORE food??? Sounds good to me!! I'm pretty sure I'm even more obsessed with food now than I ever was before. It's like a game to find what's going to give me the most nutritional "bang" for my calorie "buck". My favorite new discovery is spaghetti squash!!
-I don't really miss any of the "bad" foods I was eating before. I always thought it would be impossible to not have bread, pasta and sweets all the time. I just don't need that stuff.
-I'm not sure how it happened, but I seem to have latched on to Jillian Michaels. It all started when I got interested in podcasts and found hers on iTunes. I've never watched Biggest Loser before, but I knew she was tough. Then I discovered some of her fitness equipment at Wal-Mart and heard people talking about her 30 Day Shred DVD. I got her newest DVD Ripped in 30 (haven't done it yet, I had to buy a sports bra before doing anything too vigorous!) and got a free 30 day trial of her website. I started the circuit training from her website last night... True story, I almost died! She is the devil! I (barely) made it through and I'll be doing the next set tonight!
-I feel the need to add the *Results are not typical disclaimer to this next statement... I've lost 10lbs already! I was terrified to get on the scale, even though I could tell that my clothes were fitting better. I'm halfway to my tattoo!!!
-I feel better, plain and simple. You put good stuff in and your body is happy! I really don't feel deprived of anything.
-My kids are actually trying new things! M is generally pretty good about tasting pretty much anything. But A (the picky-butt) is even trying things!