Monday, April 27, 2015

Week 1 Report

So, I've decided that I need to really tighten up the way I eat and exercise, so I'm doing Dr. Fuhrman's cleansing program which consists of eating lots of fruits and veggies, trying to eat at least a pound of vegetables, and a pound of steamed vegetables, and at least four fruits. No dairy, no sugar, only a cup of starch (so grains, rice, and potatoes) and no meat. I've been struggling with ice cream, my biggest weakness. It's been effecting my weight-loss goals and general lifestyle choices, so I've decided it's time to go back to the basics to get my lifestyle back under control. I've been writing up a report at the end of the week to compare how I can do better each week. So here it is!

Week 1: 4.20.15 – 4.27.15
Haha, this week was a little bit of a struggle. Monday was okay, but when I hit Tuesday I just wanted to eat, and EAT!! It was everything I could do to not go and buy ice cream. I texted Debs and she helped me out a ton. She walked me through the pros and cons of what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. I have to remember that I want to be healthier, and that I want to make better health choices. NOTE: When you struggle with something like this again, go through that text from Deb and review the lists that you put together with her.

I had a good talk with Dad and Adam about my fears with being able to break the 165lb point. They helped a lot. In essence, they both promised me that if I stick to the 12 week and if I actually do it, then I’ll break that point. My psyche still has a hard time believing them, but I owe it to myself to make good eating choices. Dad pretty much told me that I should really give my everything to this project so that I will see outstanding results. If I want to really break through, I need to exercise hard, and eat right. He’s right. I didn’t do the 6 week completely when I first got home, and I lost 20lbs doing it. [i]Now I’m at a point where I need to buckle down and be serious, because that is what it’s going to take.

Last night (the 27th) I announced in family time that I was going sugar and meat free, and that helped a lot, getting my goals out into the open. I told them I’m for sure going tell June 1st, though I’m probably going to push it past that to August 1st. I really want this to be a positive experience!

Struggles for this week: 
Breaking the sugar was hard, and when we went to eat at their cousins’ house I chose to eat cake and ice cream…BUT I only had one piece (and I didn’t let it mess with how I ate yesterday, and I haven’t eaten any of the sugar cookies Orson made!).

I eat granola bars, and need to stop, because they probably double my calorie intake, and yesterday I think that’s one of the reasons that my stomach really hurt… I want to be able to eat the foods I make without getting sick and too full…

I only ran once…

Solutions: Say no to granola bars, at least until June 1st. Because, you have one, and then two and then three…begin meal planning and make a grocery list based on that. Make garbanzo beans and such.

Keep staying firm on your decision to not eat sugar, and say no at social functions.

Run daily…even if it’s for ten minutes.

Benefits for this week: I feel skinnier in my clothes... I also did level three on the Daily Shred and I did a lot better than I thought I would. The cardio segments didn't leave me as breathless as I thought they would.

Weight as of 4.28.2015: 170lbs on the nose. 

[i] Remember that the weeks that you exercised daily, you lost 3 to 4 pounds a week!

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