So. I survived my first week of Wendy's I Will Rock This weight loss challenge!
What have I been doing differently? A few things:
- Eliminated (within a reasonable limit) all sugars. No bread, cereal, pasta etc. This is one of the hardest for a sugar addict like me, but I also know it's worth it in the long run. I got through TWO birthday parties with only 1 finger-swipe of frosting and 1 dark chocolate covered strawberry (berries are lower in sugar than a lot of fruits, so I good choice for a splurge! Also, delicious!) I eat a lot of Cobb-type salads with chicken, cukes, blue cheese, bacon…
- Moving more. Jamie and I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred last Wednesday, but I'm already kind of bored and annoyed with it. I'd love to hear suggestions of other videos we could use; bonus points if they're on Netflix or Hulu! So we did that on Wed and Thurs, took Friday off, worked out Saturday. On Sunday, we went to the Alameda Antiques Faire, which involves several miles of walking, and I wore terrible shoes and ended up with awful blisters on the bottoms of my feet, so no workout on Sunday either. I made up for it yesterday, though, with a 12 mile bike ride after work! My duathalon is only 2 weeks away, so it was about time I got on my bike!
- Better sleep. Because I eliminated Diet Coke about 2 weeks ago, I only drink water with the occasional iced tea during the day. Coffee in the morning, because I don't want to subject my friends and family to me without it, but then it's just water. I'm finding it easier to go to bed by 10pm, and the sleep I'm getting is much better.
So really, that's all I'm doing. Want the number for week 1? It's not double digits, but it's close enough that I'm THRILLED! (Sorry, no specifics! You'll have to come back in July for those!)