I have been quiet lately because I have been kicking weight loss booty, that is why! LOL!
Lots to report on....
1.) Weigh In On Friday: I had my formal weigh in with the Occupational Therapist this past Friday. As suspected, I had a great number. The prior weight was 332 and my new weight was 324. A total two week loss of 8lbs! YES!!! Granted, that was mostly due to the lack of food during my wisdom teeth removal, but I will take it.
Interestingly enough, as soon as I started eating regularly again Friday afternoon, my weight shot right up. I gained 2lbs overnight. I find this impossible, since I was careful with my calorie ranges. I am guessing it was the shock to the system to have food again. Also, I notice over the weekend, I don't drink enough water. I am still pushing to show a loss this week and not a gain or maintain.
2.) Lost and Found: Last night I found the Body Bugg baby Holly "hid". I have it charging today and have to renew my subscription. I should be wearing it full on starting tonight. In other news, I am now missing my wedding band. :( She can reach the nightstand now and things are disappearing one by one. I am hoping the band shows up soon. My wedding anniversary is Friday and it would be nice to wear my ring. LOL! (4 years, yay!)
3.) Food: Got the go ahead from the oral surgeon to start eating regularly last Friday afternoon. NSV - I didn't go nuts and binge like a mad woman. I did enjoy a few special treats though, in honor of being able to eat again and the fact we celebrate Easter. I wrote it down and they worked into my daily calorie ranges. Easter dinner was late, and we skipped lunch, so I did overeat that meal and I felt crappy the rest of the night. Lesson learned - have the healthy snack in between meals.
4.) Exercise: My goal this week with the therapist was to get in 3 exercise sessions this week. So far, I have done some light aerobic workouts each day, but nothing sweaty worthy like I had planned. I am getting off work early today and will be heading to the gym afterward to get in a "real effort" workout. I have today through 9am Friday morning to get in my 3 sessions so I reach my weekly goal.
5.) Meal Planning: I tried to get my meals planned out this week and did a so/so job. It was pretty easy considering two days were Easter dinner/leftovers and then soup with the rest of the leftover ham the next two days after that. What I have been doing great at is my snacking.
6.) Snacking: I was told that I should eat within 30 minutes of waking up. I have done that Monday - Wednesday this week. I ate either an apple or some cheese and crackers. I packed my snacks and was able to eat them during the work day as planned. This made a huge difference during my meal times. I wasn't as hungry and didn't eat breakfast, lunch or dinner as fast. My smaller portions at meal time seemed too big and I didn't always finish. Yay, Me!
Overall, so far a great week. I have been flying high since Friday morning. My attitude has been super positive and I feel fantastic. I am sure the sleep I am getting is helping with that as well. I plan on keeping this up because I am getting addicted to this feeling of accomplishment, happiness and extra smiles.
Also, this was my 50th post and coincidentally, I just got my 50th and 51st follower. In honor of this achievement, I decided to do a giveaway. My next post will have all the details. I hope you all enter.
Have a great day!