I've never been one to keep a journal or write things down, other than to do lists, but I thought I should give this a try. Afterall it is a new month today.
I started SBD on 01/23/2006 at weight 142.5. I had tried SBD a few times before now. The first time I tried it, I missed the part in the book about adding foods in P2 slowly. So of course I added everything at once. When that quit working I went back to my old ways. The last time I tried SBD was August 2005. I found these boards after I had already started. I wish that I had found them sooner and I might have stuck to the plan better. It seems to help having a thread going with people who all started on the same day I did. I also joined an exercise challenge which is another thread I have for support.
I hit the scales this morning. I was up 2 pounds. I'm not sure if that was a bad move or not. It may have motivated me to work harder. I'm going to start counting calories and try to drink at least 10 glasses of water today. I'm also going to make sure I get enough veggies and dairy. Those seem to be the things that slip most in my diet. But a bad veggie day right now is about 3 cups, which is far better than a bad day for me before. It's not a good thing when your veggies for the day are tomato sauce on the pizza and ketchup for the french fries.
I just joined the YMCA a few weeks ago. I'll probably make it there about 3x/week. I need to find something else to do at least one other day. The weather is getting warmer here so hopefully I start walking the dogs more outside. They just love it and I need the exercise too. I'm so out of shape and I've never been in good shape, even when I went to the gym 5x/week for 90 minutes. Maybe I need to work more on strength training. Hmmmm.... Probably shouldn't work on too many goals at once. I'll add strength training goals after I get a fitness routine and my diet under control. I also need to get my body fat under control. I have a Tanita scale that show body fat. I know that body fat from scales is not very accurate, but at least I will have a baseline. I read somewhere that body fat with these scales should be measured at night with damp feet. I had mine measured last night after the shower - 31%. OUCH!
Well I am pretty flabby for my size and always had below average upper body strength.
I would love to have my 26" waist back and be able to fit into my old clothes. I know I can do this!
Here are my stats today:
Right Thigh: 22"
Left Arm: 11.25"
Goals for now:
Water: 10 glasses/day
Veggies: 4.5 cups/day
Dairy: 2-3 cups/day