January was tough.
And I had to make the decision to keep on losing weight.
I decided to go with the good habits I started with and concentrate on the positive.
1} concentrate on walking after work…not worry about distance just get outside 45 minutes after work and walk. (I have walked 4 times after work in the last 5 days- 6.5 miles total)
2) no sugary foods…(4 days and counting)
I have been eating moderately– I feel I am back on track !!! February has mostly been good. The most important part about this is to keep going…..
No sugar….walking sessions for 4 days after work…which has lead to 10,000 steps as marked by my new Fitbit. Plus good eating in general. Grilled chicken or fish plus vegies for lunch and a moderate dinner. Breakfast has included some whole grains either toast or oatmeal (if I had my druthers it would just be fruit)..but what are you gonna do? I have also tracked every day.
I finished December at 219.4. lbs. I started this process around June 10th and my weight was a little over 244 lbs. So I have lost about 25 lbs in a touch under 6 moths. In December I lost a little less then 1.5 lbs. On one hand that was lower then average. On the other hand December offered a ton of challenges..2 office parties, Christmas and Christmas Eve parties with my family plus a modest New Years celebration. On top of that my office had treats everywhere. I resisted a fair amount of the free treats (although I was not perfect). And I tracked almost every day on the weight watcher app. I am looking forward to the rest of January which is as near as I can tell a party free zone…And I am off to a good start so far 6 days into the new year…
Miles walked this week so far: 6
Miles Walked Today: 1
Days without sugary foods: 3
Weight Loss in about 5 months: 22.4 pounds. Weight 221.6
Breakfast: A banana and some apple. Lunch: Shrimp with brown rice. A salad of mixed greens, cucumber, corn and beets with a olive and oil dressing. A snack a banana and a piece of low fat cheese. Dinner: A salad of mixed greens, cucumber, grilled chicken and turkey bacon with an oil and vinegar. A slice of rye bread with whipped butter. 2 shots of apple cider vinegar.
It has always been a dream of mine to walk in this park… living the dream !!!!
Working hard to close out the year strong….Christmas and Christmas Eve were big meals but I am happy that the day after Christmas I returned (mostly) back to the good practices, I have established in the last 6 months. However, the December holiday season just seems to offer so many opportunities to fail. On Thursday I went to a vegan donut shop with my wife and my son.. not sure if I should commend myself or criticize myself as I had half a donut. (Is the donut half full or half empty) Yesterday, I stumbled a bit at lunch and I had a Dunkin Donuts bagel. (It could have been worse I could have had another donut)..The good news though is that both of these days I ate healthy otherwise and I got in my nightly walk.