“The plan” is off to a great start. I started mid week last week as I didn’t want to wait till Sunday and I’m glad I did. I’ve been trying to drink at least 2L of water a day (I forgot just how hard that can be some days!) and I’m noticing a difference in my hunger throughout the day. I’ve definitely noticed that some of the things I would eat before without thinking twice aren’t worth the points, things like margarine, hot chocolate made with half water, half half and half, mayo etc. Yesterday for lunch I was getting ready to make myself a chicken wrap made with chicken strips, not the best option but baby steps, right? After I figured out the point value for the chicken strips and tortilla, I noticed that the points for my lunch were racking up quickly. Instead of mayo, I used mustard and lots of lettuce and it was just as yummy. Despite the chicken strips, I’m trying to eat cleaner, less processed foods and it feels good. Taking control feels good again. I’ve also been moving more. With the nicer weather finally gracing Toronto, I went on a short walk around the block yesterday evening with my sister, and then I did some impromptu hula hoop dancing in my room. Well, I wouldn’t really call it hula hoop dancing, it was more like just dancing while desperately trying to keep the hula hoop off the ground. I’ve been pretty sedentary as of late and I realize that most of my weight loss effort will come from my eating, I think incorporating exercise, even a little bit, now will just help everything along. I’ve been having really weird reoccurring nightmares of me tripping over tons of loose skin for the last two weeks. I think I’ve finally come to terms with loose skin possibly being the inevitable, so tell me friends, how can I best combat that (regardless whether it’s a useless fight or not)? Just cardio? Cardio and strength training?
I have my before pictures, I have yet to take my measurements but I will do that soon and the main thing is that I’m excited again, and it feels great.