Saturday, March 10, 2012

A little less weighed down

My first week of exercise and paying attention to what I eat went so-so. I only went running a couple of times, and ate a little more than I should have. I still lost 1 Lb. It was a good motivational warm up that said, "Look! It doesn't have to be that hard, does it?"

I also received an e-mail from Renee who shared advice that she has heard from others trying to get out of vicious dieting cycles: only eat when you're hungry and stop as soon as you're full. Don't buy junk food so the temptation isn't right there, and drink plenty of water. Good advice, and comforting to know that I have friends out there cheering for me.

My second week, which is just ending, has gone much better. I've been using Lose It! to fill out my  daily intake - roughly - and adding my exercise. The program is really easy to set up, and takes very little time to keep up with. I've exercised every day; mainly running (3-4 miles per session), but also swimming, Mel B on the Wii, and Rachael Cohen's Nestle aerobics video. I've eaten pretty much anything I want to, just a little less, and not all at once. The scales show -5 Lb.

It's a start.


  1. Wow! Great job. How did you like Downton Abbey?

  2. Love Downton Abbey! Husband keeps sighing and making clever jokes about how incredibly boring it is (although he's still watching it with me! Go figure.), but it's just the right amount of drama for me, and I like how it ties in with historic events. Not to mention the dresses, interiors, etc. Eye candy!

    1. Yes, it is very much a girl thing. You know the estate is a real one that people live in. The furniture and paintings are real. I especially like the huge Dutch one in the dining room. We just finished watching season two and are suffering withdrawal. It'll be about a year before they have any more.