Reflections on Week 1 Back on Sparkpeople..

Monday, November 16, 2009

So I completed my first week back on Sparkpeople yesterday.

I lost a total of 5 pounds in one week. Not earth shattering, but nothing to sneeze at also.

I didn't even have to do anything drastic to get here... I ate SENSIBLY, and got off my butt and MOVED. That's it.

I think the biggest difference between this go around with weight loss and all the others is I did not kill myself this week and burn out. I started SLOW. I didn't go on some drastic eating plan, and kill myself with workouts.

I ate sensibly, 3 meals and some days two snacks along with it, and I used my beloved Wii Fit to get activity in each day.

I gave up sodas and alcohol, added more fruits and veggies, leaned out the proteins I was eating, and cut back on bread type foods. It was a LOT easier than I thought it would be.

I started taking a multivitamin this past week and I can't say enough about how much better I feel. I HATE taking pills but I found an Adult Chewable by Nature's plus that tastes pretty good and has everything in it I need.

I also started taking Estroven maximum strength this past week. My hormones have been completely whacked out for the past few years and I KNEW I was headed for very early menopause. Cycles are way out of whack, and hot flashes galore. Since Day 2 on the Estroven I have not had a SINGLE Hot flash! YAY! And my moods are more stable so that's good too..

This week I'm planning on keeping with the food program I'm already doing, and adding in a little more vigorous exercise in.

I'll still be using my Wii Fit daily to do my body tests, and I'll be doing the Wii Fit Plus activities as well, but I'll also be adding in some other Wii games like Outdoor Challenge, Dance Dance Revolution(A GREAT Calorie Burner AND FUN!), Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 for the Wii(That girl is TOUGH), and EA Sports Active.

I need to find a way to do pushups again. Since I broke my right arm in August I have been unable to do them. My right wrist does not bend back enough to place my hand flat on the floor and so it's just impossible and too painful to attempt them. I'm thinking of maybe getting some pushup stands so that I can try to hold on to those and do pushups instead of bending my wrist. To try to do them on my knuckles is still quite uncomfortable so that's out of the question.

Don't get me wrong, I still have a LONG way to go..

35 more pounds to lose...but I'm a few steps closer to goal than I was a week ago and feel so much better.

I'm planning on NOT gaining weight through the holidays.

I'd LOVE to quit smoking after Thanksgiving. We're going out of town for Thanksgiving and I'll be surrounded by smokers so I think it's best to wait until we get back home to try to quit. I'm just so damn scared of that Chantix stuff. Some people have said it makes you CRAZY and honestly I'm crazy enough without it..LOL

Looks like I'll be going Cold Turkey.

I did pick up a book called The Easyway to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr. It was highly recommended to me by another former smoker. I also found his program for the Nintendo DS and got that too. We'll see how it works.

Ok folks..I'm off to Wii Fit!! Cya Around!!

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  • CAROLJ74
    Congratulations on losing 5 pounds emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4029 days ago
  • NANC304
    Congratulations on the five pounds! That's great! It sounds like you are definitely heading in the right direction by starting slow, you're not going to burn yourself out. I think you're right about waiting until after Thanksgiving to quit smoking. I quit August 1st so I know what you're going through. My husband and I quit together and we decided when our last carton of cigarettes was gone we just wouldn't buy any more. It made it easier to quit because we started cutting down to make that carton last longer. I wish you the best of luck.
    4030 days ago
    Good luck on quitting smoking my dad did it cold turkey and hes been a non smoker for 3-4 yrs. If he can do it anyone can!
    4030 days ago
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