Friday, September 14, 2012

6.5 lbs down

1-1/2 weeks of serious healthy eating, walking 4-8 miles a day (depending on how humid it is out) and more water than I have ever drank in my life, I am down 6.5 lbs. so far. I have actually been eating healthier for a few weeks and walking every other day, until about a week and a half ago when I started to eat nothing but good for me, low fat foods and adding more fruits and veggies to my diet as well as water. (before then I had probably 4-6 large Sweet Teas a day and no water. And a large chocolate milk every morning for breakfast. I Still have a Chocolate milk in the morning, but a small glass and with only Simply Smart 1% Milk , the only 1% Milk I can stand, it really tastes just like whole milk,I don't feel like I am missing out at all. Store brand 1% Milk tastes too watery to me. And I have 1 Sweet Tea every other day (a small glass) I cannot give either up completely, but figure as long as I don't overdue it, I am good. I am actively searching my local papers and my local Craig's List for a good working treadmill. I need something for the Winter when it's too cold or snowy out to walk. This week coming up, I am going to try running every other day. Starting slow, maybe 1/2 mile to a mile a day, depending what I can handle. It's been forever since I ran. My hope is that by late Spring/early Summer next year I can do a 5K. Anyway, I am thrilled with the 6.5 lbs. I know it will slow down now to a couple of lbs a week, but it gives me the motivation to keep going.

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