Current weight: 288.5
Difference from last entry: -2
Difference from 2008 starting weight (290.5): -2
Well, that is certainly better. And what is even better than that is the fact that I knew this was going to be a good weigh-in. I worked extremely hard this past week to lose weight. I stayed within my daily food range most days, and I stayed well within my weekly range, too. I made sure I got at least 30 minutes exercise 5 days that week. I basically did everything perfectly. And it showed in my weight loss.
I have been making some changes to the foods I eat to try and orient myself with the Mediterranean diet. I’ve changed my breakfast to two slices of light, whole-grain bread (1 pt. for two slices) with cheese (2-3pts) melted on top. When I have time, I’ll put a couple of tomato slices on top of that. I have a lot of fruit throughout the day. I make a big salad to go with my lunch. I have a snack of whole-grain cereal and yogurt. It is hard doing some of the needed changes for the Mediterranean Diet – reducing the amount of poultry I eat is actually much harder than I imagined. I have migrated towards chicken and turkey for most dinners and a lot of lunches. It’s hard getting off of that!
On the other hand, some of the changes are pretty easy. Like I said above, the breakfast change was easy. As is adding in more hummus and other protein-rich veggies. For the most part, I love to eat most of the foods on the Mediterranean diet. As soon as I figure out how to get myself to reduce my poultry intake to two meals or so a week, add in fish for that same period, and then come up with other foods on the other days, I should be fine.
My main problem right now is the heat. It is going to make it hard for me to get in my daily walk. My big ol’ body isn’t so good with heat. I overheat with exercise; add in 95+ degree weather, and I’m in trouble. I am toying with the idea of taking an alternate train into work in the morning, then walking from that train station to the office. That’s about 25 minutes or so. I’ll still have to find a way to make up the other 25 minutes of exercise, though.
Anyway, all in all, this was a Very Good Week.