Well, today marks one year that I have been living this healthier lifestyle! Yay! I managed to lose 54.5 lbs. for the year, and I'm very happy about that.
I had wanted to do something special today, to mark the occasion, but I have some obligations to meet at the house. It makes me sad that I can't do what I had wanted, but there is no changing how things are right now.
Anyway, I'm going to celebrate with a little "30 Day Shred". *laughs* I haven't been able to do as much exercise of late, so I know that it's really going to kick my butt. However, it will feel so good!
After upping my water intake yesterday, I got a big whoosh on the scale this morning. I'm weighing in at 193.5 now that I'm hydrated. I want to work really hard for the next few days, to see if I can drive that number into the 180's before I leave for vacation. If I can manage my food reasonably well, I shouldn't come home any heavier than usual. My grandparents have a pool, and we have lots of fun swimming in there. We also have many fun activities planned that will keep my mind occupied, since I tend to eat more when I'm bored.
I'll get back to my regular scheduled programming now though. *laughs* For breakfast, I had the same thing as yesterday- oatmeal, an extra-small banana, and 3 cups of water. Once breakfast is settled, I'm putting on Jillian, so she can kick my behind.
Ok, I was right. Shred kicked my butt. It's amazing, how quickly a body loses it's stamina and strength when not being pushed! I was back to Level 1, since I've been a slug. The first few minutes were the hardest. After that though, I seemed to do pretty well. The only exercise that I abhor are the bicycle crunches. That is just too hard on my back. I can do all of the individual crunches, but the bicycle crunches just hurt.
Lunch today is my turkey sandwich w/ mustard and lettuce on pumpernickel. I also have a side of broccoli, and a diet Cream Soda that I'll sip on during the day.