It is get fit Monday! How are you doing?
Started my 20 pound challenge yesterday. Worked out today and I've been hungry all day yesterday and today. But I have to keep the end goal in mind.
OK, what kind of a diet are you doing. You really don't need to be hungry. Starving yourself will not work. There are many great apps to figure out how many calories you should have a day to lose 20 pounds by a set time. Also calculates in the exercise. I used FitDay when I lost my weight. Now I use an app my net diary. I have the version that I paid a little money for it because my blood sugars get really weird. However I really like it I think it's the best one. It's very easy to put recipe soon so you know how much you are consuming calorie wise.
To be honest, I'm supposed to be eating vegetables when I get hungry, but I'm really not a fan of raw vegetables. But I think it's because I'm consuming far less calories than what my body is used to. I'm adjusting and I'm not hungry as often now.
That's good to hear. Cannot really give you guidelines for raw vegetables. I have trouble digesting them lately.
I've walked 5 miles today and went to the gym so my week is off to a great start! If I can consistently overcome Monday's doldrums I'm in good shape.
Gym and the Tai Chi Chuih lessons.
Just had a chocolate covered marshmallow bunny
I just had blueberry cheesecake with whip cream.
Still been working out but woke up with a sore calf on Sunday so taking it easy now.
That's a good idea.
At the gym now
The scale has not been my friend this week, and I'm not sure why. My eating habits haven't changed that much. I have a lot of puffiness in my feet and lower legs, so I'm blaming edema for the weight gain, but I don't know what the culprit is for that. Meanwhile I switched back to the induction phase of the low-carb diet to see if that would help. (Except the Mother's Day lunch yesterday didn't help - it wasn't a blowout by any means; just fish tacos, and I didn't eat the rice and only a little of the beans, but the standard corn tacos weren't part of the plan.
I've been somewhat more active this week, although I haven't broken any personal records. I'm about to leave for my monthly weight-doctor appointment, though, and between the 3 mile walk to it, and a meandering 4 mile or so walk back, I'll get in a good amount of steps today.
Your pictures look like you've lost a lot of weight. I was faithful low-carb did not lose. I cheat now and then. Slowly some of the weight I put on when Beth was sick is coming off. I think with my age my metabolism has changed. I have a Stevia plant now and I used the leaves for my sweetener. I'm trying to get the formula right. I made cheesecake yesterday using it and I should've used one more leaf.
That's a lot of steps. We've been trying to condition for a marathon and I thought my arthritis was acting up. My doctor thinks it's sciatica up though.
I'm frustrated because if I walk too far the bursitis near my hip hurts a lot, and my feet always hurt about when I go past 3 miles, and then I have to rest them for a day. I hate it.
I have lost quite a lot, over the last year or so, but I keep hitting plateaus. Switching to low carb helped a *lot*, with a bump in weight loss, plus that great lack of cravings, making sticking to the diet *really* easy for me. But I've hit a plateau again and I can't seem to get past it.
At my appointment today, he suggested mixing things up again and enticed me with the Mediterranean diet. I rejected it at first, mostly because of the cravings thing, but the more we talked, the better it started to sound. And I think I'm going to give it a try. There are some issues with it, but I'll give it a month or two - with careful food logging for a few weeks at least. And we know it's a *very* healthful diet, long term.
Let me know how it works. It has not been working too well for me. Although I am down about 5 pounds. I did a carb splurge and put most of the weight back on in two days. Which is insane. I've been working hard to get it down again. We're trying to do more walking him I bursitis is come back to. The doctor thinks it's the sciatica. But it's pain in the back of my hip.
The Mediterranean diet isn't the most efficient for weight loss, and there's the risk of losing the wonderful lack of cravings thing that was, for me, the greatest benefit of low carb. (I'm still not at all convinced that low carb is all that healthful, although it's not as terrible as I used to think.) So I definitely wouldn't jump into it, myself, if splurging on carbs had been a problem for me on low carb - kind of an "out of a frying pan, into the fire" thing. And I'll have to watch for that *very* carefully as it is. If I'm eating some whole-grain pasta now, or steel-cut oats for breakfast at times, am I still going to be able to pass up the holiday goodies without even wishing I could have them, or bake a birthday cheesecake without feeling bad that I'm not having a piece of it? That doesn't bother me *at all* on low carb, but I don't want to go back to where I feel *deprived* - it's that *emotional* deprivation that makes dieting so hard, for me.
So we'll see.
My son-in-law has sciatica. I wish I knew what to do that would help. He's started to use a cushion on the seat of his mail truck - and maybe in his cars too, I forget, but the mail truck is not exactly ergonomic, and he spends hours in it, 5 days a week, on his rural route - more miles than a city-route driver does.
I had surgery for mine. There's also exercises.
I totally understand. I make crustless, sugar free cheese cake. Very low carb. I got a Stevia plant. I used two leaves for 16 ounces of cream cheese next time I'm using three leaves. It's a slow cooker recipe I got an a gluten-free cookbook.
I'm keeping up my yoga and maintaining my weight. All in all, no complaints. 😊
Maintaining is the hardest battle. Good for you that's hard to do raising three boys.