I got my bonus numbers today, and it will definitely take out a huge chunk out of my student loan debt…I think I’ll even be able to pay it off by the end of the year!
I started in the beginning of the month with my goal to lose 20 lbs., and so far I’ve lost about 5-6 pounds. I know, it’s a process that takes months, but it’s so discouraging to be excited over a loss of only 1 pound after a week of exercising hard and cutting calories.
On the other hand, I’ve lost my taste for junk/fatty/sugary foods. I don’t miss these kinds of food at all. I do crave for it once in a while, and I usually end up eating it if I really need to have it. Otherwise, I just snack on something healthy like an apple and I don’t feel that craving anymore.
Started an online food journal on fitday.com, which is really helpful in tracking down exactly what I am eating every day, and how many calories I am consuming. I didn’t know that 1 Starburst fruit chew is 20 calories!
I figure that my biggest issue is exercising. In general, I eat a very good diet consisting of lots of fruits and vegetables, with an occasional treat (cookies, brownies, etc). But without exercise, I’ve been losing muscle mass, which in turn slows down my metabolism. I can no longer eat like a teenager (i.e.- whatever I want, when I want, without gaining a pound)...but I can at least help my metabolism along if I do some regular physical activity.