I’ve been thinking a lot lately, probably too much. As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t turn off my thoughts. It affected my work – I had so much work to do, but I could not focus. At All. My mind was so fuzzy, it took me forever to get simple things done. The worst part is that I knew it was happening – it was a super slow movie playing – you know the story, the outcome, and it takes soooo long to play out.
I will update you on all my thoughts later. Right now this is just a quick update on the body confident part of my 2015 New Years Resolution
- Lose Weight – I went to the doctor last week and I am officially down 4 pounds. It makes me feel really good that both the doctor and my scale register the same weight loss. Also, I went to the doctors at the end of the day and it still showed 4 pounds down (I usually weigh myself first thing in the morning). This means its not just about the scale, but is now officially part of my medical record. For FYI – I lost 3 pounds in January, and one whole whopping pound in the months of February and March.
- Exercise More – I also did take a Belly Dancing class. That was super fun! These next few months I’ll be playing softball with my company softball team. I just found my roller blades – I’m now on the hunt for my knee and elbow pads. 🙂 I know I’m going to need them.
- Stomach Issues – I also have an appointment with Dr. Feldman – a holistic doctor who is going to help me get back on track stomach wise. She helped one of my best friends through her stomach issues. My girlfriend swears by this woman. I’m looking forward to working with her – and getting healthy again.
That’s it for me for now. Looking forward to updating you on the fun things soon.
My 2015 New Years Resolution is to lose 20 pounds in 3 months (stretch goal was to lose 30 pounds!). Good news. I’m officially down 3 pounds. I now weigh 129 vs. the 132 that I started at. This is consistent on the scale so I feel o.k. posting it. So for the full month of January 2015, I lost about 12 ounces a week (or so).
I expected to lose 10 pounds in January. So I’m disappointed the fat is not melting off me like I’ve heard it has for others. A friend of mine was able to lose 9 pounds in her first month. And she still drank wine! She also doesn’t have a job and was able to do several hours of low-impact exercise a day. She is also a fabulous cook with lots of time to cook tasty and delicious meals. That’s how she did it – she had the time and budget to go balls-out on the diet and exercise.
A couple of things that effected my lack of weight loss –
- I wasn’t able to go completely grain free. I was very serious and did not eat any breads of any kind and any product I purchased did not include wheat products. However, I wasn’t able to make my own mayonnaise, ketchup, etc.. and we all know these things contain sugar, wheat, etc…
- I wasn’t able to exercise as much as I wanted. I am currently taking a belly dancing course – it is so much fun and it is a great workout! But its only once a week.
So, given my friends success and my lack of weight loss, I need to get more active. So I will commit to signing up for one more class – hot bikram yoga– that I purchased on Amazon Local. It’s great for the cold, wet, winter months. I will start taking the class on Tuesday nights starting mid-February. When weather permits I will get back into my 30 minute walks.
Back to the Paleo diet – I love it. Here is what its done for me in one month:
- It has resolved almost all of the stomach issues that I’ve had for the last 5 years. Yes, every now and again I get painful flare-ups, but it is not everyday, its maybe once a week. And because of this, I can tell what food upsets my stomach and stop eating it
- I’m regular again! Yes, that’s right, I am now able to go to the bathroom every day. Before I was so constipated I was taking 2 Dulcalax a night AND was still irregular. I had the 200 tabs pack on Amazon Subscription service. I no longer take any Dulcalax.
Losing this weight is super important to me. What I’ve realized is that i’ve tied my confidence to what I look like, and I don’t like the way I look. The weight is holding me back from asking for what is rightfully mine at work and in my personal life. So, for February, I will continue with the Paleo lifestyle and will make a concerted effort to exercise more. If you have any other advice and/or words of wisdoms from you would be GREAT.