Weight Loss Wednesday: Week Four
Bummed but not deterred, I soldiered on and increased my aerobic exercise time from 30 to 40 minutes at least 5 days a week. Take that, slow metabolism.
And at the advice of my all-about-fitness husband, "Mr Something", I reluctantly weighed myself daily.
Here are my results...
7/21 -1 lb
7/22 +1 lb
7/23 +1.5 lb
7/24 -1 lb
7/25 +1 lb
7/26 -1 lb
7/27 -2 lb
I have learned that popcorn on the evening of 7/22 really drove a wedge between the bathroom scale and I on the morning of 7/23 - but it was short lived.
Through perseverance and dedication to my goal I have now lost a total of....
It's taken four weeks to lose four pounds but I'm OK with that.
Four weeks would have happened anyway.
What I have learned this week...
- Salt matters. Most of my increases in weight could be directly attributed to salt intake.
- Awareness matters. Making better food choices requires awareness. Fuddruckers Kids Meal Burger with a fruit cup sounds minimal in calories - right? Not. 525 calories. Not that 525 is astronomical, it's just that I would have thought it would be less. So I ate the Kids Meal and had a nice grilled chicken salad for supper.
- Exercise matters. My food intake is not all that much less than what I had been eating before, but Im thinking it's the exercise that is making the difference.