So today, with much trepidation, I mounted the scale to assess my progress.
I lose 2 lbs! Yay. And that was with me just limiting my portion sizes. 🙂
So I’ve decided to kick it up a notch. I’m giving up sodas and limiting my carbs (I debated whether I wanted to just do a no carb diet but I don’t think I’m hardcore enough for that) and I’m giving up…alcohol…or at least, actively limiting it…a lot. That one is the hardest for me because since I started going to school full time and working full time about two years ago, a glass or two of wine or bottle of Smirnoff a night had become my way to relax. If I drank alcohol that wasn’t full of sugary goodness it MIGHT be ok, but since I can’t imagine not drinking something that tastes like cotton candy, its time to slow my roll. I shall miss it, but I probably should have a healthier way to relieve stress anyway, right?
My roommate figured out how to make my XBOX work (apparently it was “user error” but I still blame the console for being too electronic-y) and I will start my Zumba Fitness workouts again. I contemplated doing Insanity, but I still too sane to try that yet.
Also, I am now drinking these protein infused shakes for breakfast:
Tastes yummier than it looks. For this one, I used whey protein, Greek yogurt, a peach, mango juice, kale, and coconut milk. This way, I’ll get my nutrients and hopefully postpone the “hungers” as long as possible.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. And anyone out their in the webiverse who may see this, if you have any tips or suggestions for things that worked well for you, I am open to it.
I’m over being unhappy with my body before I’m 50. This is one quarter-life crisis I am determined to conquer.