I’m pretty excited about the success I had during week 1 of the program…ended up losing 6 pounds in the first week. Yes, that sounds like lot, but anyone who has battled a weight problem knows that you usually drop quite a few pounds during the first week. Yikes! Does that mean I’m normal???
Anyhow, altogether I’ve now lost 8 pounds and have been exercising almost every day. I walk on the days I have to work and dance on my days off. Walking is easier on my joints, but dancing is way more fun and burns a lot more calories. I’ve got a long way to go to get to where I was two years ago when I ran my first 5K, but I’m working at it.
Today I dug out my SparkPeople cookbook to look for something to cook that would be good to take to work for my lunch for the rest of the week. I decided to try one of the most popular recipes at SparkPeople…slow cooker salsa chicken. Holy moly! That stuff is delicious (go to SparkRecipes.com and do a search for it..you won’t regret it).
One of the things I’ve noticed in the past week is that, by eating slowly (and I do mean slowly…you know, putting your fork down between every bite and really taking the time to taste your food) I’m eating a lot less food. Most days I’m struggling to eat over 1200 calories…not a bad problem to have in my situation. By eating at such a slow pace, I find myself satisfied much sooner. Now how many times over the course of my life have I heard that and just dismissed it? Now I know it’s true…just got to do it…every meal…every day…
During the online course work I did today, they mentioned that usually, when a person loses quite a bit of weight during the first week, they lose none or very little the second week…hmm…can I prove them wrong? We shall see.
My goals for this week…exercise 6 days, follow the NS principles, visit SparkPeople.com every day to track food intake and exercise. I can do it!
- “How are you doing it?” The magic behind losing weight. (kristina64.wordpress.com)