Jacinda asked: I am interested in how many times/amount of time per day you worked out, I'm trying to get a feel for what should be "required" for weight loss.
Well when I was working out and not training for the 5k I ran I was going about 3-4 times a week. I would do about 45 - 60 minutes on the elliptical and then do a quick run through the weight machines trying to concentrate for on my weak upper body for 2 days a week and then lower for 1. The logic there was that my legs were getting a good workout carrying my fat butt around.
I will say this. Start slow and work your way up. I remember how good I felt when I was eating right and exercising. I had energy to spare. That said I cannot just jump right back in. When I get back on the exercise train I will have to start all over again. That means 5 minutes on an elliptical and working up from there.
So the weekend was full of challenges. We went out Friday night to celebrate my Dads birthday. To a Mexican restaurant. So I get this dish with grilled chicken, onions and peppers over rice. I did my best to lay off the rice and did a decent job. It was a stir fry kinda Saturday with stir fry for lunch and dinner. Sunday rolls around and breakfast out with my friends and half my points gone. But it was a late breakfast so it ended up working out as best it could. A tame dinner and some late night carrots.
It is getting easier again. I am still very hungry by the time I eat. My body is reacting much like it did the last time I did this, and only now am I recalling that when my body gets dramatically less calories it needs to be fed more frequently.
I am pretty excited about my weigh in tomorrow and while I am excited to see a loss I am more excited that I feel a bit better. I feel more clear if that makes sense. I have less of the afternoon yawns. I have not chewed up a pepcid since day1 (part 2) that in itself is a big deal.
More pre-weigh in coverage tomorrow.