Ok, so the first week started off with a major withdrawal headache that lasted about 3 days and didn't go away for anything (yes, mom, I took medicine). HOWEVER, I still prevailed and stayed on plan and worked out at least once a day (except for that one day that we won't talk about). I started off with a 20 minute walk and am adding 2 minutes daily. And the food....wow....it's delicious. Worth the diet just to eat the good food, just wish I could find everything on this tiny island we're stuck on (but love).
I didn't do measurements like I should have (maybe I'll take them tonight after putting the kids to bed and start that this week), but the scale was VERY good to me. [cue dramatic theme music] I'm down 5 lbs!!!
I know, I can't believe it either. So I won't be surprised if I don't lose much this week. I've got to tell myself that so I won't set myself up for disappointment.
I think a major contributor to my success this week was that the man followed the plan with me. The only day he couldn't was yesterday when he unexpectedly went to Adak for a SAR case. As a side note, did you KNOW that if he flew the other way, he would have flown just south of Prince Rupert, BC. Yup, puts it into perspective, huh? He ate junk, but didn't overdo it. He is down 4 lbs!
I'm very excited b/c I've never beat him in lbs lost, especially the first week! YAY ME!!!
Please pray for me though. I'm at the end of day 8 and I'm having a hard time staying on track. I want all the oh-so-good-but-oh-so-bad food [insert brief daydream about eating pizza and ice cream here]. Ok, daydream over. I really want and need to do this. On top of the cravings, I'm not drinking enough water, I know this, but I can't seem to do it. I'm just not drinking anything either. Any tips?
And my headache is back. I think my body is rebelling once again. Like I said, please pray that I muscle through this.
I highly recommend EA Sports Active if you have the Wii....it's fabulous! If you are new to working out or don't work out much, start with low intensity, trust me! I'm doing medium b/c I started working out about a month ago then got sick and went on vacation and man, these are the hardest workouts I've done in forever!
Anyway...first week, a success.