It's been less than a week since the new year, so I won't go professing that I will conquer my goal of losing 25 pounds. But, I am happy to say that I have lost a total of 11.6 pounds already. That's almost halfway there! Of course, the second half is always the hardest!
I haven't done anything crazy...
- at least 6 bottles of water a day
- weighing daily
- counting calories, watching portion sizes, and logging food to keep me at around 1600 calories
- limiting pre-packaged food
- watching sodium intake
- trying to get my body moving every day
The last one has been the hardest because I am supposed to be taking a running break after my run streak during the end of 2011. But, I have been mixing it up with doing workout videos, swimming, and DDR for cardio and throwing in work on my ball for my abs. I hate my abs, probably always will... thats the downside of losing a huge amount of weight, you have extra skin and without surgery there isn't much you can do about it. And, I am terrified of going under the knife!
With the "clean up" of my diet I am seeing some improvements in my acne... its not great still, but I know it will take time. Can't wait to not feel ashamed to face the the world again!
I am missing running, I think I am going to allow myself to do a few runs during my break, just with the rule that if it starts to really hurt I have to stop.
Oh, and an update on the eye doctor... it went better than I expected. My eyes have actually gotten better in the last 7 years since I saw an eye doctor! I won't have to wear glasses or anything, I am nearsighted in my right eye, but only the least possible correction and the doctor typically doesn't prescribe corrective lenses for that. I did discuss with him the problem I have focusing my eyes when I read so I am getting some sort of glasses for reading.. I think he called them close vision lenses. They just allow things to be a little more crisp and easy to read. I will share a picture when I get them.