Exercise has always been my problem, or maybe since kids and work have gotten in the way. I am proud of myself because I am really making an effort this time. Yes, I didn't get up today to go walk like I said that I would, but I am trying to find ways to put at 30 minutes a day into exercising. Yesterday I went to the pool to swim laps. I probably overdid it because I woke up at 3 am and my whole body hurt. But that is the pain of working hard. It didn't seem that hard when I was swimming because I love to swim. Tonight we have tickets for the theatre at 7:30, but I might try to get a swim in early, maybe around 6. Otherwise I need to find a way to exercise sometime today, even if it is just 30 minutes of walking or the wii.
Eating meat and vegetables without carbs has been relatively easy for me. Although I can live without all of the eggs and meat. I have been reading a book by Joel Fuhrman about switching to a vegetarian lifestyle. I am considering it. I think that the weight might come off faster by making the switch. The lifestyle change is focusing on fruits and vegetables. I will see about it when I finish the book. But it sounds like something that I could live with and do. I just want to get the weight off and looking at losing more than 100 pounds seems daunting. When I got on the scale the other day, I am close to 20 pounds down, but I have been doing this for about 3 months too. I had hoped to be down more pounds by now.
The other day I went to have a pedicure done. Amber mentioned that she could see that I have lost weight or at least shifted some of it. It was good to hear, because I don't feel that it looks or feels like I have lost anything. That is probably the most frustrating, the speed of the weight loss and the feeling that I am not getting anywhere. But I will keep going. Right now I have good momentum and I need to just keep moving forward. Setting small goals for myself might be useful. Something small for me to attain and keep going.