Weight watchers, Joy stoppers

It sounds a little odd to say, but I can tell you first hand the scales can excite you and defeat you. I changed my routine and started weighing in every day as I work out (before and after). This has been interesting, frustrating, defeating, encouraging, and sometimes down right fascinating.

I have experienced weight swings of as much as 7 lbs one day to the next. That’s amazing to me, just as amazing as my inability to drop below 220 on a doctors or digital scale. I have been bouncing around between 220 and 230 for the last two months it seems. However, I have been determined not to veer from my now daily workout routine in hopes that I would eventually turn the corner of weight loss. Interestingly I seem to be turning that corner now with a weigh in today of 218!! (That equates to 208 on the old scale I was using). I am pumped and excited to see if it can be sustained.

For those workout folks (gym rats), I am up to 30 min on either the elliptical or tread mill (depends on how tired my body is from previous day). About 10 standard push-up, either 20 elbow stab. Lifts or 20-25 leg lifts on the equipment, and 20-40 crunches. This is HUGE for me since I have never worked out before in my life. I actually do feel good and I like how my clothes are fitting these days. Operative word is FITTING!!! Lol.

If you are working out make sure you feed your body what it needs. Protein is best balanced with some carbs. To get the most out of the weightloss front it seems to work best to still limit my portions and snack through the day as normal, but I have added some eggs and a piece of chicken tender to my breakfast routine to offset what I lose in the workout. Seems to be working so far!

Don’t give up! You can do it! We can do it!!

For Now,
Steven

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