Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Clearly I've been slacking
I've been meaning to write this post for several days...but I just haven't been in the mood to string together several coherant thoughts. Today I weighed myself, and I'm down a pound since last week and that's something to celebrate. It only took 6 weeks for my body to recognize that I was depriving it....but I'd like to point out some NSV's that have going on over here! I have been drinking coffee every morning now for the past 6 weeks. I know most people think this is either no big deal or not a good idea but there are several reasons why this rocks for me!! 1. It's a habit, and it's stuck and it's given me a good routine 2. I drink it with ff half and half and 2 sugars so it's less than a 100 calories but I'm willing to put it in my daily calorie budget (The same coffee from DD is 170 calories!) 3. I read a recent report that said drinking coffee on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning can actually improve your metabolism and is a good way to start your day - so this coffee thinkg is working out for me. My second NSV is vitamins....I'm not always compliant when it comes to medications....I'm supposed to be a few - I take none....one is my asthma medication that I haven't been taking for about 6 months...I just can't afford it and it hasn't affected me in the slightest and I've been working out without it and I'm fine, one is a trial medication, none of them are life threatening...I've never been good about vitamins or supplements though....Steve was better about it but we've discovered that he's allergic to the fillers (we think) or maybe something in the multi-vitamin formula so I've been playing around with that stuff....so now every night I've been mixing this Vitamin C powder into some orange juice and we take acidophilus, fish oil, a Vitamin D/calcium chew and a metamucil heart health pill...this habit has stuck as well. The final NSV has been to use a program call LoseIt with my ipod touch...it's free and it tracks food, exercise and weight! I love it!! So I'm down 2.6 total since Jan. 1st...not that great but the losses have really only been coming these past few weeks and my period has returned! I feel good!