Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weight Loss Update

Well, the day has come and passed. I was weighed in on the 13th of January. How did I do? Not good. I only lost 1 lbs over all and that 1lbs was from fat. Most people would say it is a good amount to lose as long as you lose. But I don't feel that way.

I have been working my ass off getting up at 4 a.m. in order to get to the gym. I was doing some lifting but mainly I was getting my cardio by swimming. I kept up with the swimming as best as I knew/know how. As an example, I started swimming 500 meters per day and I am up to 1000 meters. Boy was I disappointed with my loss.

My nutritionist says that Christmas and New Year's food could be the cause of my not so significant weight loss. Even though I told her that I didn't eat that much food, which I honestly didn't, she said that the scale says otherwise. I will go with what she said and live with it. I have now been eating right and I increased my cardio. ( I did taste some of the non read meat foods but it was the tip of the spoon tasting.)

For my daily cardio workout I am doing 30 minutes on the elliptical machine and 30-45 minutes in the pool. For my food consumption I haven't changed a thing. I am still not eating white flours, no red meat and haven't had caffeine since October.

Is this just a diet? Nope, I want to consider this as a life style change. The greatest thing about my lifestyle change is that my daughter started to eat the same way. I can see the weight loss as well! She says she feels better and is eating things like salmon, tuna steaks, grilled or baked chicken and other healthy things.

You too can lose the wait if you put your mind and soul to it!

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