Had to start us off because I am so excited!
Last night's meeting was very helpful. It was on Home and Vacation exercise and what you can do. She demonstrated exercises and said a lot of things I needed to hear. For example, you don't have to go to the gym or run five miles a day to get your exercise in. I always had the "thinking" that you had to do a exercise program, dvd, go to a gym, walk a track etc. Now I know that's not true but I also thought the excercise I did wasn't good enough. Now I know that's not true. She explained body weight exercises and said if we only did those during commericals and ended up with 20 minutes a day we would still see results. Of course she recommended more if you are able but let's face it we all aren't able to run, go to a gym etc.
One thing that really hit home " You can't let holidays, vacations, occasions, eating out, etc. throw you off track. If you give your self permission to overeat at any occassion then you'll always struggle" That makes sense because there is always "something" going on. She said go ahead and have a bite or two and make better choices don't overeat or choose the wrong foods. It's learning how to manage those occasions that will make us successful at our weight loss efforts.
So... do you wanna know how I did....
Last week weight- 213 this week 209.5
last week BMI- 34.4 this week 33.8
Last week Fat % 45.3 this week 44.1
I honestly didn't think I was doing that great. But even with my one little slip up it seems like I did WAY better than I thought.
Next week's meeting we meet with the dietican at a restaurant.