Journey to a Healthy Me - Day 1

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We're going to call today "Day 1" even though I've been working on this a little longer than that. But the point being that today is my first official day blogging about it! So here goes!

A few weeks ago I acquired a recumbent bike from a lady on Freecycle. Lucky find! I've been doing 30 minutes a day at increasing speed and resistance.

I went to visit my therapist today in her new office. It's only a couple blocks from my gym so I figured this is a good opportunity to get in there. My therapist is going to tire of seeing me in my gym clothes! While there I signed up for a 5 week program they're offering called Face 2 Face. Basically they just teach you about getting the most out of the gym, give you nutritional advice and so on. They weigh and measure you at the first weekly appointment and then again at the last appointment to measure your success. During that time, you work out on your own (there) doing cardio and weight training so many times a week. This was a big step for me since I will be forced to reveal my weight to a stranger. Frankly, it just sounds humiliating. But I need to get over that embarrassment and just get on with it already!

Nutritionally we've stopped eating out, bringing junk food into the house,  and boredom eating. Since getting onto a decent medication regimen I've been able to cease emotional eating and binge eating. We also switched from dairy milk to almond milk. We eat less carbs at dinner time, choosing a salad or extra veggie instead. When we do eat carbs with dinner it's usually brown rice or whole wheat pasta. Oh and I found that I love garbanzo beans! We do still eat meat but only boneless, skinless chicken breast, fish, or eggs.

So that's pretty much what we have been doing. I'm currently 7 lbs down, which is a start!

Anyone have any questions or anything they'd like to see from my weight loss posts?

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