11/15/16 Forgot to publish yesterday. Story of my life!
On a whim, I stepped on a scale today at work. I just wanted to know where I was because I have had a few moments of doubt lately. Not that I don't think how I am going about this isn't way healthier than in the past, but just...I have felt that maybe that concrete way of tracking progress was missing. I am at 191, with a random, mid-day weigh in. Before I started cleaning things up I saw an equally random 203 on the scale. I can tell in certain areas, actually a little bit all over, but especially my face, shoulders and stomach. I do have to remind myself that this will be a slow, life-long process, not just a get-down-to-a-certain-weight-then-maintain type of thing. I don't have a "goal weight" or a pants size I want to get to, I am going to let my body rest where it naturally wants to with the food I'm eating and the amount of activity I am doing. I am reconnecting with my body in a way, listening to its signals. Like today, it is telling me I didn't hit my mark with water consumption yesterday and I feel like I need to drink oceans to make up for it. Especially with the heat on now, it makes my entire body feel dry. I notice things more now, hunger signals, even signals to eat more some days and eat lighter others, and get more nutrients. I am really enjoying my mexican chopped salad I'm having for lunch this week. It is loaded with good stuff, it looks good and tastes great.
Well, after being 2 days into lower carb and higher vegetables, I can't really say if I feel that much different. Granted, I wasn't going crazy with carbs before, I was having a couple more servings of grains per day. I generally feel good either way, but I think feeling tired is just a normal part of my life now. I am suspecting it's hormonal, I am taking a supplement to help, but I just figure, it is what it is. It will be interesting to see where my bloodwork is next month though. I have been having trouble keeping my vitamin D3 levels up to normal levels. It sucks getting old, eh?
If nothing else, I am getting more nutrients in my diet. Let's hope that's making my heart happy! Now if I could just commit as easily to exercise...