Here’s the 2 week update on the weight loss journey! Are you doing this with me, rooting for me, hoping I get fatter so you don’t feel so bad about yourself (Ha! Gotcha!)? So, drumroll….. 5 lbs down!
Technically. Or technically, 3. Here’s what happened: Dropping the medication (see Elephant 3) resulted immediately in not gaining any more weight. Week 1 of this 2 week period, the 5 lbs came off easily. That was the bloat. So, no huge surprise, or grand feeling of accomplishment. Just an overwhelming feeling of relief. This can actually happen! I kicked up the exercise like I had planned, moving to the double stroller for walks. This thing is kind of a beast. It’s a tandem, so not easy at all to manuever like my jogging stroller is. It’s all in front, 50 lbs, plus the 75 of the boys. I do get winded. I also really taxed my blood sugar, and had A LOT of lows, some a little dangerous. As usual when this happens, the scale went up. 2 lbs. This is by no means new to me. It happens every time I start a new exercise program to lose weight. Still makes me want to rip out my dead pancreas and beat it with the scale, though. :/ Regulating the diabetes this time is taking a little longer, but I also have more going on, so I don’t have a lot of spare time to study blood sugar trends while fitting in the exercise,too!
End result was not getting to a next phase workout just yet. But, that’s okay! I’m not letting that get me down, and I’m doing really well with the diet portion. Having the mini-cheat occasionally really helps keep me from having psycho moments (well, over the diet,at least – I’ll always be part psycho). Oh, and the next workout! I made a decision there, too. The go-to that I have alluded to before is an almost hour-long, kick my ass, I hate this workout. But, it works. So while dreading the idea of it, I was also excited to get to it to see its results. Then, I reviewed my schedule and couldn’t find a full, uninterrupted hour without sacrificing some of Dax’s pre-school time (I’m sort of home-schooling him here). I know most people will go to early morning or evening workouts when their day is too crowded, and I have in the past, but it’s actually another thing the Betes interferes with. I have a lot of insulin on board in the early morning hours due to hormonal surges. Adding exercise to that leaves me at great risk for passing out while no one is around to witness. Not smart. Blood sugar drops for hours after a workout, so an evening workout leaves me vulnerable to extreme lows while sleeping. Just plain stupid. I decided awhile ago that these weren’t risks worth taking, so I need to find time during the day. I was feeling really torn about what to do, got online, and found a workout with great reviews for kicking butt in 25 minutes. Adding this to my minimum 25 minute “power walk” with the stroller after school drop off should get some results.
As I said, diet portion going well. I still have a little more artificial sweetener than I’d like, but have my water back up to where it should be. I’m not happy having to count in the glucose calories for all the lows, but when I get that straightened out more of my 1500 calories will be healthy. I did figure out a little trick for myself, that probably no trainer or health professional would agree with, but f@*% ’em, it works. I mentioned in another post how I have my mini, 70 calorie chocolate bar at night, so I don’t obsess about chocolate all day long. After I get back from my walk, I have my decaf coffee that I need to function. And I add my favorite creamer to it. Horrible, right? Well, it works for me. I’ve treated myself by mid-morning, so I don’t feel like I’m deprived all day, obsessing about food and cravings. I still have my chocolate to look forward to at night. I count the calories for both in my daily calories. The key to sticking to a diet a lot of times can be finding what makes you feel like you’re not on a diet! I recommend finding what does that for you!
Goals for the next 2 weeks: Lose 3 lbs. And don’t get depressed if that’s all I lose. At least start the new workout, so I can complain how much I hate it next time I update. 😉 Get one of you mo-fos to join me in this. I don’t care if you need to lose 10 lbs or 100. I just can’t stress enough how much this is a motivator, to know your results are out there for anybody to see. Even if they don’t know who you are, you know. Hold yourself accountable. Use the Contact Me page and share your story and successes. It’s awesome, I promise.
Total loss: 3 lbs
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