Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's the little things

I have been trying really hard to keep track of everything that has been entering my digestive system.  I have found that it's seriously difficult to keep up with my water intake when I'm at work.  It's been really busy lately and there is just no time between keeping customers happy to drink anything.  It kind of sucks.  But, it's all right.  It's also been very difficult to exercise and go for my walks when my walking partner hasn't been feeling that great lately.  Mom's foot and knee have been bothering her all week so we haven't been able to go.

On the plus side, I've gotten Emmi her own set of 1lb weights and she's been doing some strength training with me.  She does as much as she can and when she gets tired, she stops.  It's so cute to see my little one lifting tiny dumbbells!  I suppose it's good though because she's starting young and I'm making her realize that exercise is important.

I haven't had a chance to get weighed since I started trying to be good but, I have noticed that I feel much better and I've been able to deal with the hunger pains easier when they do happen.  I hope I'm doing enough for now.  Once I create more room in my apartment, I'll be able to get back into working out to my videos and weight will really drop off more.  I suppose I should get started on that soon...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

First Setback

So, I kind of fell off of the wagon yesterday.  I went to *GULP* McDonald's.  I suppose I could have been good while there and ordered a salad or something but, I didn't.  I had a meal and it was pretty yummy and I felt like crap afterward.

So, I'm back on track today.  Started the morning with a bottle of water and a bagel with peanut butter.  I guess I'll be okay.  I just need to exercise a bit today to make up for it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Benefit of being sick

Now, normally, I do not enjoy being sickly.  In fact, I never enjoy it.  So, much to my dismay, I ended up with a stomach bug the other day.  Thankfully, it was only a 24 hour bug and I didn't feed it at all and it left pretty quickly.  About as quick as it started.  I'm much better now.

So, what is the "benefit" you ask?  Well, since I didn't eat much for that 24 hour plus time frame, I was able to start off my New Year's Resolution pretty easily.  I haven't eaten much since then and I'm already a couple pounds lighter than I was the other day.  I would not recommend this though.  Not pretty.  But, it did help me out and, for that, I'm grateful.

Tomorrow starts my first walk around the mall with my mom!  It was going to happen on Thursday but, plans came up for her and she had to change days.  Our walk days are going to be Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Since today is New Year's Day though, we're going to start out in the middle of the week since we're not sure what's open.  I think it's an acceptable reason.

To start out today though, I've started counting calories.  I'm doing pretty well so far, I think.  I'm trying to drink tons of water and trying to stay a bit hungry throughout the day.  Hopefully this will work for me.  I might even pop in a video later and do a bit of cardio after I get my Christmas tree down for the year.  That should be an interesting project with two small children wanting "to help."  Wish me luck...