Sunday, February 21, 2010
Well Something Changed
So now your asking me why I was so upset right? Well it is because I was still making sure that I didn't eat too many freaking points (Weight Watchers). I was only hoping to maintain my weight without the workout. I was very frustrated because there is no way I can work out that 1.5 to two hours I have been doing when I get back to work. I will be able to get up early enough to get in an hour on most days but not much more. I will probably have to choose each day if I want to tone or do cardio except on the weekend. I also spent the day learning to make clothing and I will be happy to learn to take in the clothing but not to have to scrap what I made and start over because I have put all my weight back on. I will write about sewing later it was fun and I had a blast spending time with my mother-in-law.
Anyway all of this to say I am going back to a lower carbohydrate diet. I am not going to worry as much about points. I did it yesterday and woke up at 157 pounds today. That is a pound and a half in one day while I am sure there was something else going on as well like some bloating or something I am also quite sure I eat too much bread. I am just going to regulate my diet by what makes me loose weight. I can't stick to a strict no carb diet and I don't like many veggies so I have to be able to have fruits. I will just limit my grains and only eat whole grains when I do eat them. I am starting to think that while I love grains and breads that I don't process them well. What I do remember for sure about when I was thin is that I ate a lot of red meat and it seemed to make me feel full and make my toning more successful. Right now I feel very tired and weak after toning and really want something to eat and I usually go for the easy fix something low in calories and fat but high in carbs.
So I am just going to try to learn by seeing what works. I have seen some weight loss now I am at 8 pounds lost but I hold a lot of it in my midsection and it doesn't seem to be coming off there. I can see a difference in how the legs of my pants fit but I still can't see much of a difference in how the waist fits. So I really want to get about 5 more pounds off fast and still build muscle. I know it can be done I did it before I just can't remember exactly how. I lost a lot of weight in just a few months and then it took a while to get the last 10-15 pounds off but I managed to get rid of the bulk of it rather quickly. I know when you get older it is harder but I am only 32 so it shouldn't be that hard.
Last but not least if this new plan doesn't work I am going to see the doctor and make sure there is nothing physical hindering my weight loss. The only medication I take anymore is an occasional ibprofin and tums or a pepcid if the heartburn is really bad so it is not medication causing it to be so hard to loose weight. I bought yet another cookbook and I will let you know how I like it later.