Hi Graffiti! I am grateful to be naturally drawn to healthy foods and there are certain foods that just make me go "yuck!" I could be starving to death and still be able to say no to a donut.
You make a good point that my lack of weight loss might be due to muscle gain. I do see a small difference in my clothes and I see some slight muscle definition. I'm happy about that because I had noticed over the past year or two I was getting pretty soft. My biggest problem is that I can't get diet and exercise to BOTH happen at the same time. I seem to be a one or the other kind of person. Gosh, if I could really focus and buckle myself down, I could lose some weight! I've really got to just make up my mind, eat well and keep exercising, and GET IT DONE!
I've been journaling here for years. I'll have to look back at the early entries but I think my original starting weight was somewhere in the 140's. Over the years I've gotten to 135 and stayed there for a long time, but then creeped up and down and back up through the years, peaking most recently at 152. My original goal weight was 125, which I've never even gotten close to since I turned 40, but it had been my weight during most of my 30's. I'm focusing on 135 now. I'd love to see that happen for me. A fit and firm 135 sounds like a good weight for a 47 year old woman.
I had planned on doing the 30 Day Shred along with a treadmill walk, but yikes! My butt so was sore from yesterday's workout!
So I did a 6 mile walk/run on my treadmill, burning about 630 calories in 90 minutes. (Oh, my gosh, 90 minutes! I hope it doesn't take me that long to do the 10K next week. Hopefully I'll be motivated by the other runners and get along a little faster... we'll see...)
Tomorrow I am scheduled to do the 30 Day Shred. I think that no matter how sore my butt muscles are, I should go for it.
Also, my eating has been spot on today so far. Dinner is still ahead of me which is going to be fish (talapia) on a bed of romaine with some roasted chickpeas and a half cup of ff yogurt for dessert. I had tons of veggies at lunch with my chicken breast and quinoa, but not at breakfast. My husband cooked eggs and veggie sausage for me.