I am taking this week as a success. We had a family health crisis to deal with and I was able to stay consistent with the changes I am trying to make in my life. Usually family issues throw me off my game.
I was able to exercise every day but one this week. I did not eat sugar. I ate a very healthy diet with only one or two very small indulgences. And, I lost about 1.5lbs. this week. All and all this week has really proved to me I can do it.
I am also starting something new. For a long time I have been a fan of the nutritionist, Zonya Foco's way of looking at dieting. She has a "No Diet" approach which works really well with the Slimpod that I listen to daily. I guess I am using her ideas to give me some structure which I feel I am lacking. Zonya encourages you to use 8 healthy habits which can help you naturally change your diet towards a more healthy one and lose weight. Her list of 8 habits can be found on her website. So, I am now trying to work one of her habits every week or so until it actually becomes a part of my life.
This week I am working on drinking enough water. For someone of my weight, I should be drinking 10 glasses of water a day. I often don't even feel thirsty so I forget to drink anything except for at meals. So, this week I am keeping track of how much water I am drinking and aiming for that magical number of 10 glasses (so far today I've had 3).
Here is one point I have to explain, One of her habits bothers me. She is from the very low fat school of nutrition. I know from personal experience that if I ate as low fat as she would like I would feel sick. She does encourage people to eat healthy fats (yes, I know in some circles like the paleo world there really isn't a bad fat except for transfats and too much omega-6 fatty acids). I am on the fence about this whole arguement. I think this is one of those things that people have to figure out for themselves. I am going to experiment and see if I can cut my fats a bit and still feel OK.
So all and all, this has been a very good week!