Sunday, January 16, 2011
Scale Steppin Sunday--Jan 16
I am down .9 lbs since Jan 9.
I've been sick ever since writing the last post. I suffer from Asthma, so colds and flu tend to linger. I cough day and night. No rest. Tired beyond words. But I still have responsibilities to the kids, house, and job. No exercise because there is no energy or enough breath.
I can't say that the weight loss is based on healthy eating and exercise. Nor is it from water loss from lack of eating. You see, I took this week to give myself license to gorge; much like a pregnancy. I ate stuff that no one should eat. I rendezvous with Snickers. I consorted with very sugary sweet lattes. I canoodled with endless bowls of honey bunches of oats cereal. It was awful.
Yesterday, hubby came home from a long business trip with Health Magazine for me. He always buys me a magazine. He knows how to take care of me. There is a diet in there that I am trying out for the next few weeks. The meals are totally doable (besides from the dairy, which I don't eat). I am ready to do a pre-planned diet. Although the magazine claims that one can lose 15 lbs by doing the circuit routine and diet. I am just interested in the diet, which comes to about 1200 for the 3 meals. I will incorporate a couple of snacks in between: fruits and veggies with a protein (nuts or its butters).
As far as exercise, I will get back to a formal routine when my chest stops hurting from coughing up a lung. My neck hurts. My back throbs when I try to exhale all the air out so I can get a hit of my inhalers. This bites.
Postives this week:
Water: I always drink my water, but because I need to quench my thirst and stop the irritation. I am drinking (and peeing) more than is humanly necessary.
Weight loss: I don't deserve it, but I am happy that I have it. I will not allow myself to squander this small (but important) loss.
Vitamins: I started back on my multivitamin that I stopped a while ago. I desperately need the extra vitamins so I no longer get this sick. This is the second time since the Fall that I've gotten this ill.
Goals for Week of 16th:
Walk on treadmill for exercise, but at a reasonable pace.
Eat based on pre-planned meals from Health Magazine.
Does illness affect your weight loss efforts?