I had lost the will to be healthy, only half heartedly counting calories and hardly exercising like I used to (meaning once or twice a month). Well I decided to shake things up a bit, because in truth it's been nearly 8 months since I had been losing weight. So I did a little bit of an overhaul on my diet and I'm trying to eat 80-90% natural whole foods and cut out pretty much as much processed foods as possible. This means lots of meat, veggies, fruit, some dairy, very limited whole grains, and pretty much nothing wholly processed like prepared frozen meals, canned soups, most snacks. You know how people are always saying shop the perimeter of the grocery store and avoid the inside aisles? Well that's because the perimeter is where all the fresh whole foods are!
I've also restarted my walking (and a little jogging when I can muster it) regime and gawd am I ever sore! I took today off and decided I need to start a little slower.
So the good report is I've lost 4.5 lbs in 2 weeks!
Hopefully I can stick with this. I decided to go with the "whole foods" type diet because I don't want to just lose weight, I want to eat HEALTHIER and I'm becoming more and more conscious of crazy additives I can't even pronounce, ingredient lists that read like novels, added sugar/high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, insanely high sodium. It really is stunning how much crap is in all the food we eat!