Woo-hoo! I lost 2 lbs this week, baby! Either this or the rare coffee I had this morning, probably both, has kept me so hyper & in such a good mood all day that I think my co-workers were starting to wish there was a mute button on me. I’m laughing so loud and it’s like I’m vibrating on the inside! I’m now in the 160’s–168.6 to be exact. So far, a total loss of 6.4 pounds.
This is the first week I’ve really noticed a difference in how I look. My stomach is starting to get flatter and I’m looking forward to the day when I don’t have to stretch my jeans to button them. Almost there! Isn’t it sad that even my fat pants don’t fit, still, after 3 weeks of dieting?! You can imagine how tightly I had them stretched before I started. It was actually kind of obscene (giggling uncontrollably–I tell you–I’m just giddy). I’m also looking forward to my rings fitting again! My wedding ring was loose before I started gaining weight last fall but now it’s tight. Less tight than it was three weeks ago, but still tight.
OK, successes this week:
~2 lbs lost (just in case you didn’t catch that in the first sentence!)
~1 1/2 hours of cardio (power-walking)
~2 strength training sessions
~Had a big piece of pie and managed to balance my next meal so that I didn’t go over my calorie limit for the day (woo-hoo for having pie on a diet!)
~Had a country fried steak with mashed potatoes & gravy with a biscuit, DID go over my calories for the day by several hundred but didn’t give myself a guilt trip and moved on. (woo-hoo for country fried steak on a diet–tee hee hee!)
~Average blood sugar 120!
Goals for next week:
~Count calories daily, keep to between 1200-1500
~3 cardio sessions (1 1/2-3 hours total)
~3 strength-training sessions
~Keep blood sugar under 150.
And I don’t know why I’ve failed to mention it so far, but I joined Biz’s 101 Days of Summer Challenge.
Biz’s blog is Biggest Diabetic Loser, and it’s a favorite because she’s a fellow insulin-dependent diabetic striving to lose weight while keeping her blood sugar normal. She decided to challenge herself to lose weight during the 101 days of summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) since she’s been on a plateau and she decided to have her buds join her! I’m one of the 50 participating, and if you’re interested, you can keep up with everyone’s weekly progress here.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support! Peace out! :D