Well, I had a pretty good week this week. I made an effort and met all my goals:
- Eat smaller portions – this one is hard especially because I feel hungry most of the time. I did okay, but probably still eat more than is really needed. I really need to start eating breakfast every day which is supposed to help.
- Healthier snacks – I’m mainly not snacking although I did break down and have ice cream for dessert a couple of times and Friday night we had dinner at a friend’s house and they served some kind of caramel flan (a custard like dessert), that I couldn’t refuse.
- 20 minutes of purposeful exercise 6 days a week – I made this one easily by walking every day except Friday with some extra work in the pool about several days.
- Sit-ups and push-ups every day adding 10 each week. I made this one with some extra as I did 50 sit-ups and 35 push-ups on Friday night to close the week.
As I have said before this effort is more about lifestyle change than weight loss which is why I don’t have an official weight loss goal, but losing weight is definitely welcome. Last week I weighed in at 182, this morning at 180.5. Here’s a chart to plot my movement:
I’d like to think I’m making progress in a healthy manner, but I have to be honest, I’d like to have seen 5 pounds a week gone instead of 2, but as I said, it’s about a healthier lifestyle not fast weight loss.