Day #: 22
Last Week’s Change of the Week: Limit daily caloric intake to no more than 2,000 calories.
This Week’s New Change of the Week: Get on a regular sleep schedule – Wake up at approximately 7 am every day (give or take an hour) and go to sleep at approximately 11 pm every evening (give or take an hour).
Current Weight: 230.2 lbs (104.4 kg)
Total Weight Change: 0.8 lbs lost (+0.36 kg lost)
Current Mood: Happy! Feeling good!
Finally had a week where I see some progress – at least in terms of the weight scale. Woohoo! I know this journey is NOT just about losing weight… But…. it’s nice to see the scale number going in the right way. Haha.
Last week was a bit disappointing because I gained 1.1 lbs. But, I didn’t let that get me down. I worked hard this week and lost 1.9 lbs, making my overall net loss 0.8 lbs from my starting weight of 231 lbs.
So, what did I do this week to make myself so successful? It’s simple, I stuck to the plan. I tracked everything that I ate and kept my daily caloric intake under 2,000 calories, while still maintaining a 1,000 calorie deficit. I also drank at least 64 fl oz water and got in my 10,000 steps everyday.
I also exercised twice this week by going for a 30 minute walk on Saturday and by doing a free, hour-long yoga class at Lululemon on Sunday. Man, the class was really intense and challenging, especially since I haven’t done any exercise classes since September of last year. But I powered through it, gave it my best shot, sweat my butt off, and had a lot of fun. It was almost euphoric. It was also nice that I went with a few of my friends, so they kept me accountable.
This week, my goal is to be on a more normal and regular sleep schedule, because I really do have a problem with insomnia. At the moment, I’m just getting over a mild cold. It wasn’t the worst, but it was bad enough to get me to go to sleep early a few nights in a row. So, I’m taking advantage of this situation, and I’m going to make sure I continue going to sleep fairly early (at least for me – considering my normal sleep time is around 4 am). And, going to sleep early makes it easier for me to wake up earlier, which in turn makes me more productive during the day.
We’ll see how this goes. Be sure to tune in next week!