Overall, my first week was successful. I have either ridden my recumbent bike 3 miles or walked 3 miles or done both. I have done this everyday except on Saturday and I did not exercise at all that day.
I have consistently been drinking between 3 and 5 bottles of water, daily. I have cut my coke down to 1 per day (okay, sometimes 2). I have eaten breakfast (usually a banana) and for lunch I have either had soup, salad, or sauteed vegetables. For supper, I cook what I normally cook and I either watch my portions or I eat a salad. I really like salads when it gets warmer outside. On a plus side, Big Daddy has eaten more salads (yay) and when I was making my big one, Little Man helped me. He was so enthralled with my method and all the yummies I put on it (a bit of shredded cheese, egg, sunflower seeds, a few bacon bits, and fresh mushrooms) that he *insisted* on eating one too. He ate it and he LOVED it! That thrills my soul. We talk about how eating healthy and clean makes us so big and strong. I can get 4 out of my 6 kids to eat a salad…still working on the other two. In the evenings, not every evening, I make hot air popcorn and add 2 T. butter, some garlic, some popcorn flavoring (usually cheddar) and some parmesan cheese. I usually eat between one and two cups of that, depending on what I had to eat that day.
I am down by 5 lbs. since the beginning of last week. I know that that is water weight, but it is still good to see the numbers go down instead of remaining stagnant or going up on the scale. I am hoping this is the week that Big Daddy jumps on the bandwagon with me. We shall see.
Today, I really didn’t do well…..I did not eat breakfast because I didn’t have time. I did eat just a 1/2 portion of my Chinese food (Sundays are our Chinese day)….then I did something REALLY bad. I ate some TGIF’s Cheddar and Bacon chips Even worse, I called Big Daddy to go to the store, for me, and pick them up *sigh*. Then to add insult to injury, I ate some BallyShannon cheese (FANTASTIC). I did exercise tonight, but only 3 miles. I have to realize that even though I just rode the bike for 3 miles, I’m still moving and I’m still making progress.
Baby steps 🙂 Hope everyone else is doing well!