I went for my first walk yesterday - I was embarassed that my feet hurt after 2 minutes of walking, but I don’t think that was aided by my shoes, which don’t seem to fit quite properly… I took the girls for a walk around our general area - I think I calculated and it was about 1.6km - not really a lot, but heck - more than I walked last week, the week before that, the week before that…..
I also started looking more at the nutritional information on the labels of the food I wanted to eat, and admittedly doing that caused me to NOT eat a couple of things - which I figure is a pretty good step for me! I do have to confess that toward the end of the day, in the stinking heat, I ate a couple of things I probably shouldn’t have, but all in all, I think my eating yesterday was pretty good - for me. I was very proud of myself when I tipped out the 3/4 full bottle of Sparkling Duet (soda) that was in the fridge.. just empty calories - and sugar that I really don’t need to consume… I then filled up that bottle with water & am using that as my ‘must-drink-this-much-water-each-day’ bottle.
Today Gaby is sick & I am so close to using that as an excuse to not go for a bit of a walk - but I figure that even a quick 10 minute walk is going to be better than nothing, and it’ll help me feel a little more motivated to do exercise tomorrow… I hope!
Tomorrow I’m going to officially weigh myself for the first time in this journey - and hopefully the number that shows up on the scale, is a number I won’t see EVER again.. I know now it’s going to be downer, to see THAT number, but I also know it’s going to give me some added motivation.
I joined a weight loss forum and am hoping that that will give me a little extra support & encouragement, as well as extra little tips of the trade… Looking around & seeing women who had lost over 50kg - and even 100kg, it gave me a lot of inspiration!