Ok , so its day 77 of my journey and everything is going really well. After these 77 days my general thought is I can do this, and even better I feel like I can do this for the rest of my life. The food is filling, I enjoy the food, and I can see and feel the benefit each and every day. Not only am I averaging around 1-2 pounds lost weekly, but the small victories are starting to pile up. I have been taken off of my blood pressure meds by my doctor, my energy levels are growing with each day, I don’t need my omeprazol for stomach acid as much, every stitch of clothing I own is way too big, and tons more! I have noticed that I don’t even look like the same person. I was scanning through old pics online of me , and thought who is that? My facial structure has started looking different lately. I have started losing weight in my face, kinda weird! All great things!!!
Today was weigh in day and I am down to 225.0 from 247.4, a total of 22.4 pounds lost since starting this journey. My goal is still to hit the 200 mark by 1/1/2018. I don’t really know where my body will regulate and my weight will stabilize, but in high school I was around 195, and was very happy and healthy at that weight , so I thought that target would be a good one to start with. We shall see where I end up when it all shakes out.
Food wise this week I stayed with the staples, potato dishes, brown rice and veggies, lots of oatmeal and grains, with fruit and veggies as sides to accompany the STARCH PALLOOZA!!!
It was another rough week of exercise. I made it to Planet Fitness twice this week, and cycled another day , but 3 days of exercise is not my target. I would like to see that moved up to 5 days optimally, but life does tend to get in the way. I want to stick with cardio for the next month or two because I started weight training the last time I went to the gym which was 3 days ago, and I am still feeling it in my arms and shoulders. It was a light session, but its been a good 15 years since I have regularly weight trained, so I just have to ease into this gym thing. I will target to do cardio for an hour , and after a short weight training session with light weights for 15 minutes every other day to ease into getting my body used to that. Hopefully that will work and allow my body to recoup enough to start ramping up the weight training in a month or two.
Apologies I did not post last week, as I took a week off from blogging. Share as you see fit, and hopefully sharing my journey will help/inspire others to start their journey!
Be well, and let starch be your building block to a better and healthier you!