Yesterday I weighed in at 162.2. Today I weighed in at 161.2. Yay for first week sketchy weight loss! I'm sure I'll see it fluctuate a bit in the next few days. I'll keep you updated with daily weigh-ins much like Ben Davis has been doing. I think that will help me over the next couple of weeks.
As for yesterday, it was a great day. First days being back on the wagon always are (minus the hunger pangs)! I kept my calories in check (under my goal!) and got some activity in. A coworker and I went "hiking" up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. I say "hiking" because it was really a fast stroll around a paved trail/boardwalk. I can't do any hills and I have to take it easy because of the plantar fasciitis and the tendonitis. This was my first workout since the diagnosis and I was trying to set a baseline. I did really good for the first 2 miles, but after that the achilles started hurting really badly. I was halfway through the lake loop so I had no choice but to continue walking and just kind of suffer through it. I iced it for a long time when I got home.
However, the pain was definitely worth the scenery:
|We saw a moose!|
|And he (she?) was so cute!|
I think it will need to be a while before I walk more than 2 miles (how depressing is that?), but I'm glad I now know my baseline. Slowly and surely I will find a way to stay active while nursing my poor footsies!
Oh, and just so you know, my coworkers have put together a weight loss group at my work. We are meeting weekly (Mondays--right after the binge full weekends) to keep each other accountable and on track. We've each made personal goals and have set out plans on how we are going to achieve them. I think this will really help move me forward. We also made really dorky and funny printouts to keep on our desks. I was lucky(?) enough to have my photo selected:
|You can't handle this much awesome.|
What tricks are you using this week to stay on track and accountable?