January is off to a very busy start.
Yesterday, I stopped in at Weight Watchers to “weigh-in” for the first time since joining.
The good news?
I lost 3.6 pounds during my first week.
The bad news?
That’s probably what I gained on Christmas Eve.
I haven’t had any problems sticking to the “plan” so far.
It really is, for the most part, just common-sense eating. (Calories used must be greater than calories
inhaled taken in. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables like your mom always told you.)
I frequently have oatmeal (real oatmeal, not instant oatmeal) for breakfast, but I’m not eating any other grains.
(The no-grain thing is a personal preference on my part.)
I know many people can lose 5 pounds of water weight (or more) their very first week on a diet, but I never do.
I have the metabolism of a snail.
I keep high protein foods on hand since they prevent me from getting too hungry.
I almost always have hard boiled eggs and cooked chicken in the house. I also stock cans of tuna and salmon in my pantry.
If food is “ready to go,” it’s easy to grab on those chaotic days when I don’t have time to cook.
I also have a lot of pre-washed veggies and fruit on hand.
I find it’s so much easier to prep everything ahead of time.
I use my Vitamix and/or food processor to pre-chop, dice, and slice a few day’s worth of vegetables.
When I’ve been out shooting for hours, it makes it much faster/easier to throw something together if the prep is already done.
My FitBit is making me even more aware of how inconsistent my activity levels are.
My daily “steps taken” varies from 8,000 to 16,000.
I’d like to get a consistent 14 – 15,000 steps every day.
(Surprisingly, my “busiest” days are often my least active. If I have to be in forty bazillion places throughout the day, I’m most likely spending a lot of time just sitting in my car.)
Of course, next week (surgery #9) will be a huge setback activity-wise.
It’s just a temporary setback, though.
A frustrating, but temporary, setback.
Dr. Painless told me yesterday I’ll be back shooting again in “no time.”
I’m sure he’s right.
In the meantime, would you be willing to share how YOU are doing on your New Year’s resolutions?