Saturday, May 22, 2010
Memorial Day Challenge ~ Week 3
This Memorial Day Challenge is brought to you by Sandy. You can visit Sandy at A Working Mom's Joy. Thank you, for doing this, Sandy. And I promise, no nagging this week.;-)
Memorial Day Challenge - Week 3
Weigh In Day: Saturday
Starting Weight: 248
Challenge Goal: Loose 24 lbs (I know, it is a lot in a short time. Keep reading!)
Week 1: May 8 - 248
Week 2: May 15 - 239 (Tada!)
Week 3: May 22 - 236
Week 4: May 29
Not as dramatic as last week, but (since I finally found my tape measure) I am happy to report I dropped 7 1/2 inches!
I know, I didn't drink as much water as I should have this past week. I am going to work on that.
I did exercise a little, which helped my over all mood.
As for the effect of the hCG:
I am no longer having the headaches that I was plagued with the first few days. And I did start taking potassium, which has seemed to help in a number of ways - less muscle cramps (I was already taking magnesium), resting better at night. And the real plus is, I am not having any cravings. I went to town yesterday with DD#2. She was hungry, so we stopped and she ate a cheese burger, chips and pop and I was fine with water. Not even a chip!! Before, I would have at least eaten a couple of chips without thinking.
There were two days, I didn't watch what I ate as carefully as I should have. Not that I really over ate (for me anyway), we just had too much going on and lots of company. By the time I cooked for everyone else, I just grabbed a little of whatever. Notice, I said little.....no huge helpings or going back for more.
At this rate, I probably won' make my goal, but it was a little unrealistic to begin with. I will be in a better place than I was at the start. Overall, I am thrilled with the results of the hCG....and another thing, my hair and nails seem to be growing like crazy!
This week I am going to work very hard at drinking more water. I have restocked with lots of fresh fruit and lean meats. I think we will have a reduction in "busyness" now that school is out, which will make life much easier on me, thus reducing my stress and the temptation to just eat something, because I am too exhausted to care.;-)
I am going to work at adding more exercise.
I am going to focus on positive thoughts, rather than negitive.
I am going to choose LIFE.