Well, I had my official weigh-in last night, and the damage isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Remember, two weeks ago I weighed 289 pounds. I was worried that I’d be 297-ish this week, because while I did exercise on vacation, I definitely didn’t eat well. When I got back and weighed myself, it was up about 8 pounds, so I ate better and exercised more through Tuesday and my weigh-in weight was 292 pounds. 3 pounds is not bad for having gone on vacation.
Overall, in my first month of weight watchers, I lost 8.6 pounds. The second month I gained 0.4 pounds. Again, not bad because I’m kind of maintaining. The lousy part is hindsight; if I had stayed on plan through the second month, I’d almost be seeing the 270’s now. Ugh.
Due to all of the above :), I wrote out a simple menu for myself which incorporates a lot of vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. This particular menu also should help me to get the nutrients I need to be healthier. I’m hoping to get my sister to go shopping with me this weekend, as I’m running out of the good foods. LOL, I really should shop more, but I don’t like going to crowded stores.
I also got a 10 pound kettle bell to exercise with. I really like it; the shape and handle make it easy to hold, and it came with 3 work-outs on a dvd. One is 10 minutes, one is 15 and one is 20. I did the 10 minute work-out the first night and the next day discovered I have muscles on my inner thighs. I love that working with a kettle bell uses a lot of momentum and using your body to add momentum. It’s very comfortable. The music’s a little funky, but the instructor on the dvd is awesome! She explains every movement very well, and takes it easy which makes the time go by faster. I’m really liking it.