Monthly Weigh In - Month 2!

Yesterday I had my second monthly pre-surgery weigh in.  How did I do?  Well, I lost 3 pounds.  A loss is a loss.  Today I will discuss what I did right and what I did wrong this month. What is in my control and what is out of my control?

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Let’s start with what I did wrong, to get the bad out of the way first.  I still haven’t started exercising.  With working 55-65 hours a week, I still haven’t figured out how to fit exercise into my daily routine, see my husband (some days I don’t), sleep (some nights very little), and still have a social life and some fun (also very little).    What else did I do wrong?  A couple of days I didn’t eat enough, only eating about 800 calories, and a few days I over-indulged having around 2400-3000 calories.  And a couple of times I over-indulged on alcohol (yes couple – twice).

What did I do I do right?  I tracked my food.  No matter what I ate, good or bad.  I tracked it. Did I have a rice krispie treat for breakfast?  Good choice? No….but I tracked it.  I counted those calories. More often than not I made good choices.  I am proud of the healthy choices that I made. I walked away from potato chips, chocolate, pizza, and fried food more than once this past month.  BUT, this past weekend we went away with friends and most of the weekend was bad choices, and I know that I gained a couple of pounds.  Sigh. 

What was out of my control?  My legs swell.  They retain water.  I do take a diuretic but when it is hot humid, they are even worse, so they are even puffier. And….TMI…..constipation.  Not sure if it is from eating healthier (less fats in my diet) or my on-going lower back problem.  I am working with my PCP and chiropractor to find a solution for that.  Increasing my fiber intake naturally, getting adjusted and maybe an MRI in a few weeks to see if anything major is going on. 

What will next month bring?  I am reducing my hours at my second job.  I can’t keep up 65 hours a week.  It is too much for me.  I will continue to track all my food.  I am determined to find a way to find a way to fit some sort of exercise in to my week.  I will start with 3 times a week and build from there.  Where there is a will there is a way.  I know I can do this.

For now I will keep on making healthy choices and trying new foods.  This month I found out I do enjoy cherries and I don’t hate sweet potatoes.  Who knew!  I wonder what I will discover this month!



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