Ok, so things are going ok. I’m exercising almost daily. The last two nights we’ve gone for walks in 90 degree weather. I simply did not know it was possible for a person to sweat that much! But we’ve been faithful in our walking. And we’ve been walking faster without the little boys at home. Because let me tell you – having to stop every 50 feet or so to wait for a little one to catch up can really cut into what could be productive exercise!
My weight is dropping a little at a time. I’m keeping track of it all on Gyminee.com and so far the weight loss hasn’t been all that great. But it’s starting to come off. And I still weigh less than my husband! Not that it’s a contest or anything, but for some reason it’s very important to me that unless I’m pregnant that I weigh less than he does.
The healthy eating hasn’t been too bad. We’ve tried some new things. Garden season is in full swing, so I’m eating more veggies. And Raisin Bran has become my breakfast of choice (it’s about the only “healthy” cereal I can stand – I’d much rather have Cap’n Crunch or Cocoa Krispies).
I haven’t eaten anything past 10pm since the month started. It hasn’t been hard at all. On the nights that I’m tempted to go grab a snack, I simply go brush my teeth. Because everyone knows that food just doesn’t taste right with freshly brushed teeth. Not to mention that if I eat something, then I’ll just have to go brush them again.
The water thing on the other hand has NOT been going well. I so do not like water. I’ve tried everything that I can possibly imagine to make it easier for me. I bought a new cute bottle to have water with me all the time. Because water will taste better in a cute bottle obviously. WRONG! I tried keeping it in the fridge with some lime/lemon/orange slices in it. I thought it made the water taste like a lot of “natural” cleaners smell. I’ve tried drinking only bottled water. I’ve tried being sure to drink a glass of water every time I go in the kitchen. I’ve tried drinking water with meals. I simply do *not* like the taste of water.
And for those of you out there who say water has no taste, well… YOU’RE WRONG!!! Maybe my tastebuds are just more keenly aware than yours, but water definitely has a taste. And I don’t like it!
So, the weight is coming off slowing. My jeans are getting big and I’m hoping to be able to move down a size in the next couple weeks. I can feel some habits forming through all of this – which was the purpose of it all. So far, so good…
(original healthy living challenge outline)