This is not to say I can’t take a good picture right now. This shot was last weekend at Lake Michigan…I really like the way I look in it. My body seems as well in proportion as it can be for this weight. Since I’ve started Thrive, most of my loss has been purely from food. I am going to start working out regularly, especially toning exercises, to bring back the Nicole I recognize.
Thrive has been going slowly, but surely. I had another big weight spike right before the weigh-in…I got as high as 303, but my introductory weigh-in was 299.4 on 2/24/09 (I like the common numbers thing…it helps me remember where I started my Thrive journey). One thing I’ve noticed on Thrive is that I haven’t been having the big weight spikes…I’m used to having up to a 9 pound weight difference in a day (I know, I’ve been an obsessive scale-stalker!) When I had my “official” weigh-in on Tuesday, I was at a 7.4 total loss (292.0). My goal is to get under 290 this week.
The food plan has been a challenge. I was really motivated for the first two weeks…almost exclusively double-fiber bread, lean meats, and fibrous carbs. I’ve had at least one blow it day each week (sometimes two, but they’re allowed) where I go straight for the sweet stuff, noodles, fruit, and Diet Coke. I’ve been tanking up on the water (my goal is a gallon per day) and I’ve been weaning myself off diet sodas that have caramel coloring (it slows down the liver’s metabolism of protien) I haven’t been feeling energized enough to exercise…the only time I can do it without fainting is if I have a meal replacement bar 10 min before (specifically MetRx Protien or Oh Yeah!) I have been walking more, now that the weather is good. Next month, my office moves directly onto the Emory campus…which will force me to walk A LOT!!!
If any of you are on Twitter, my weighloss feed is www.twitter.com/nicolethrives . I put updates there MUCH more often than this blog. I get hits on this thing so infrequently that I haven’t been motivated to write.