So I’ve been at this for a week. Eating healthier. Exercising. Trying to make positive changes in my habits for my health. So here’s my first healthier living update!
Healthier Living Update- Nutrition
As I mentioned when I started over, I knew that food was going to be my challenge, because I love to eat. I tried to make better choices the first day, and what I found was that beverages were KILLING me. Even fruit juice has wayyyy too many calories to squeeze in to the 1400 calorie per day diet that My Fitness Pal put me on to lose 2 pounds per week. And the sugary coffee drinks! Forget it!!! Even cutting back from my usual cappuchinos to coffee with cream and sugar was not getting it done. So my “bad habit” that I have been attacking this week is BAD BEVERAGES. No juices. No sugary coffee drinks. And the hardest one = NO Soda. I haven’t even had diet soda since the second day I started. That makes 6 days with no Diet Coke. I even made it through the weekend when my fiance brought a bottle of Dr. Pepper into the house, which is basically like crack for me. My body is truly addicted to sugar, and I am trying hard to break that addiction. So I started with black coffee, with a little Splenda, and a little skim milk, and I am down to just black coffee with a splash of skim milk. And I’ve been drinking a TON of SPARKLING water, which is basically a God send. No calories, no artificial sweetners, a little flavor, and bubbles! This is working for me, because I do NOT like water except when I’m exercising.
So here’s a look at my My Fitness Pal Net Calories consumed for the last week:
As you can see, I went over a couple days, but overall met my goal!
Healthy Living Update – Exercise
I’ve done a wide range of exercise this first week, from my first Zumba class, to swimming, to gardening, walking on the treadmill, and taking a family walk. I’ve tried to keep active on most days. I think I’ve done pretty good for the first week, but the exercise has been brutal! I’m so out of shape and get winded easier, but I know, as the quote above says, that one day what I’m doing now will be easy peasy. Here’s a snapshot of how many calories I burned each day.
So what are the results from the first week? I’m very happy to tell you that this week, I have lost:
Woohoo! I’m very, very happy with that. I know that level of loss won’t continue but it’s nice to get an awesome head start. See you next week for another update!