It’s been a year of effort, but I’m down 10 pounds. The last 4 came off in the past 3 weeks or so, when I started eating a version of the Primal diet and started making an effort to do some sort of exercise EVERY day. I noticed my pants were getting way looser around the waist and stomach, and thought I was toning–and then saw the weight loss this am. Only, uh, 35 to go, hah.
What have I been doing this week for activity?
- Biked to work and back 3 times, RT
- 2 hikes on trails with dogs
- 2 yoga classes
- 5 gym sessions (treadmill/hills, stretching, light circuit)
- Dance (going to Sunday event this morning)
- Light gardening and yardwork
- Playing with the dog/running around yard with sticks, balls, dog
As for eating, I’ve been on a low/no carbs, lots of veggies and meat type diet, with fruit (different that Atkins Induction). Had 3 portions of brown rice, 4 low-carb crackers and one big cheat which I really enjoyed: A La Farine morning bun (a box appeared at the office and I chose to eat one–ONE).
Moderate alcohol–one beer, 4 glasses of wine
Have also been keeping a food and exercise diary, that seems to really help.
The last pair of older jeans before I bought the bigger size 2 years ago seem to now fit, though I still weigh 10 lbs more than I did in January 2010 (so I have added muscle), but the zipper’s broken. 5 more lbs and I will get another pair–at 5 feet tall, 5-6 lbs is a size, pretty much.