How has one full week passed since I last posted?! While I am sorry for the radio silence, I think it will be worth your wait, because I have some exciting things planned on the blog this week (hint, hint, you should definitely check back in tomorrow!)! But first, I must weigh-in. I will be honest, if I hadn’t made a declaration about checking in with you each week, I probably would have skipped this weigh in, because I am feeling a bit down.
Week 2 weigh-in (January 20, 2015):
Pounds lost (since last week): 0.5
Total pounds lost (since January 5 start date): 4.5
Total number of workouts: 2 (elliptical & arm weights x 2 days)
Total number of weekend hikes: 1 (Saguaro Lake – see photos below!)
Other health-related items to celebrate in the past week: No soda since January 3, pretty healthy low carb eating (good variety of veggies and proteins).
Areas of improvement: Stick with “induction like” low carb eating (no nuts or starchy veggies). Drink more water. Be conscious of portions. Be aware of “hidden carbs,” specifically in soups and sauces.
I am feeling a little disappointed, because in the past when I have focused on low carb eating, the pounds have come off quicker. I have been looking back at what I have been eating and I think my portion size and flexibility with items like nuts might be creating some of the issues. Additionally, I have basically substituted black tea (unsweetened) for soda, so I know I need to focus on drinking more water. I also keep reminding myself “I didn’t put the weight on overnight, and I won’t lose it overnight.”
A big highlight of the past week, was a hike with my boyfriend and our dog Hank at Saguaro Lake. It was a little busy (because of the holiday), but it was BEAUTIFUL – we will definitely be going back!
If you have a weight loss goal for this year, how is it going?!