The journey has begin. Weight on January 1 – 1×2.2. Weight January 8 – 1×8.2. Lost 1.8 pounds. Mind you, that was dry weight. After I had a shower, I decided to try the scales again – I had gained 2 ounces! Yup, water weight is a fact. I’ve been doing moderate exercise. Not feeling too deprived. Having a glass of wine with dinner every night. A homemade banana muffin every couple of days. The days are getting brighter in the mornings when I leave for work and in the afternoon, as I’m driving home. Lovely.
Yesterday, I dropped by the Mall for some flavoured tea – that’s one way to encourage myself to drink more fluids. Got something chocolate and something fruity. They actually taste good and I don’t have to add sugar. A couple of stores down was a Bose outlet. I dropped in and was able to try on a pair of earphones that I’ve been lusting after. Regular hard plastic ones make the inside of my ears feel all hot and sore. After an hour, that gets explosive. The Bose in-ear model has a soft plastic ear piece that sits on the larger curve without pressing on the tender flesh inside. Even better – they were on sale. Bought a pair right away. The sound and comfort are amazing. My pre-weigh-in reward.
Getting into the habit of doing 2500 steps on average during circuits of the lower level at work every lunch time for 20-25 minutes. I was surprised but I move at a good clip and work up a a bit of a sweat. As I get more into this, I may have to change into exercise gear instead of wearing my work clothes and sensible shoes. People are getting used to seeing me. It’s sort of amusing – today, a couple of guys from the Emergency Response Unit (all uber-fit in their grey multi-pocket outfits) were coming back with an order of Timmy’s coffee. They gave me the thumbs up. At least they didn’t think I was a crazy cougar lurking in the hallway.
Not slim and fit territory yet, but I’m on my way. Have to ramp up my muscle-building but at least I’ve made a start. Eat less, move more. I can do this. Life is good.