I have been exercising for almost a month and today I went to the doctor and I have not lost a single pound! I am so disappointed. I'm practically starving here and gave up sweets but what is the point if I can't even lose one lousy pound? plus I just turned 41 and it seems like my body decided to just break down. I hurt my back yesterday trying to put on my damm pants. Who does that? So I wasn't even able to exercise last night and probably won't be able to again today. It sucks.
I haven't given up on exercising. I have been doing 4 miles a day. I have tried to do more but at about the 3.5 mile mark, I start to get faint. I'm not sure why. I have not weighed myself nor do my measurements, but my jeans seem to be fitting a little less snug. I go the the doctor on Monday so I will find out if all this exercise is paying off. I'll keep you posted.
Well I survived my first week of daily exercising. I think this week I'm going to cut back some. You see I have been exercising 3 times a day for an hour each time. That's a lot if exercise and if I continue this way, I am going to die of exhaustion. I feel like if I'm not exercising, I've just wasted all that time. I am going to stop watching the clock and go by miles. I think I will start off with just 5 miles a day. I can't do all that at once but will break it down to 2 miles in the morning, 1 mile in the afternoon and 2 miles at night. Right now my pace is a mile in 14 minutes which is odd because I know I can walk a mile faster than that. Maybe my counter is off? Anyways, if I focus on miles done and not the time, maybe it will go faster and not seem like so much work. April 1 I go to the doctor so I am hoping to see some results then. I will keep you all updated.
Well, I made it to day 5. I have decided to start drinking more water. I read somewhere that you should drink half your weight in ounces in water each day. So if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink 80 ounces of water. That's ten 8 oz glasses! That seems quite excessive. Since I am a diet coke drinker, I have decided for every one bottle of soda, I will drink 2 bottles of water. I start the day with the 2 bottles of water and then the soda. When I finish the soda, I have to drink 2 more bottles through out the day before getting another soda. The coke company has now dropped their sodas to 16 ounce bottles. They used to be 24 ounces. So I am drinking about 64 ounces of water during the day. Hopefully, drinking the water will help me overcome my soda addiction and in turn, I will lose more weight.
Everything hurts. My shoulders hurt, my elbows hurt, my legs hurt, my feet hurt but I won't give up. I need to do this. Not for anyone else but for myself. I have been exercising 30 minutes at a time four times a day. I'm not sure if I am doing enough but some exercise is better than none. I can do this. The food part is actually the hardest. Yesterday, Robbie wanted some candy. Instead of saying no, I bought him some. Walgreens had a sale 3 for $2 otherwise they were .99 a piece if you didn't get all 3. So of course, I got one for Robbie, one for Ryker and then that left one. It was a Reese's peanut butter cup dark chocolate. Who could resist that, right? Well, I should have because I really didn't enjoy it. Today, I will do better.
In the pass 9 years I have gained 35 pounds. I went from a size 5 to a size 10. Yes, I did have a child in that time frame but that was 3 years ago and it's time to get my rather fat ass back into shape. I know it's going to be hard. I am over 40 but I know I can do it. In 2003, I went from a size 14 to a size 5 by exercising on a gazelle and making healthier eating choices. I'm not so much concerned with what the scale says. They are numbers but do not define me. I'm hoping to lose inches. My legs are ginormous. I think I am going to measure myself at the end of each month. I don't think a week will show much progress and I will get discouraged. So for now, here are my numbers.
I have decided to join Jenny Matlock on her 133 Saturday Centus. In case you do not know what this is, Jenny chooses a prompt and we write a post about it. This week's prompt is "The pain was excruciating" There is a limit of 104 words including the prompt. To read other's, click here
I lay on the table and hear the buzzing of the needle. It pricks at my back, stinging me. The pain was excruciating. I think why am I putting myself through this? It's my 3rd tattoo, I should be use to the pain. But this time, it is worse than before. I close my eyes and tune out all the sounds. My trance is interrupted by a voice. "All done" the artist says. I stand up and he gives me a mirror. I position it to see my work of art. It is beautiful.