It’s official, we’ve been eating right for one week and we’re each exactly 1.2 lbs less than when we started. It’s been time consuming trying to figure what to make, getting all the ingredients and preparing it. A huge change for us, because it used to be, okay, lets have tuna helper and a can of peas.
Going from one, sometimes two meals in a day to eating FIVE times a day takes some getting used to. We’ve done real well actually and enjoyed six days at the gym.Mitch’s taken to running and is already up to a mile, I on the other hand am happy if I run a minute.
Sunday was our cheat day and we definitely itched a couple scratches, Mitch’s was a burger and mine was Doritos and root beer. To our surprise we didn’t binge out on tons of unhealthy foods.
There are a couple things we’ve noticed since changing our eating habits. The shopping is more frequent, we don’t go down many of the isles and our cart is never overflowing with random snacks and junk. I don’t think we’ve ever been so proud as to put our stuff on the belt before, just seeing how healthy we’re eating.
Having breakfast really does effect how the rest of our day goes, we are both so much more active and involved with doing things instead of just blah, please pass me the candy, blah, when can I be couch commander, blah, blah, blah. Our energy levels have seriously increased.
Mitch, who was never much of a water drinker, has taken to drinking a gallon a day, and now has as many visits to the potty as I do, sometimes more! It’s been fun to hear him comment about having to go again, and again, and again.
One thing that we’ve found to be profoundly useful is the app MyFitnessPal. It is beyond awesomely cool. It adds up your calories and if you have a smart phone you can scan the bar code of whatever package your using and it will upload all the nutritional data into you diary. I’ve never, a day in my life before counted my calories but with this app it makes it fun and so easy.
Now onto the “Day’s of our Dog Lives”…I would like to pass onto other dog owners with the leashes that retract.
Please don’t try to stop your dog by grabbing ahold of the rope when they are running. I accidentally did that the other day when Milo saw another dog and decided to run towards it. I felt the sting and when I looked down, OUCH.
After posting about us making it into town and our colorful welcoming crowd, I heard from a friend that “TLO” passed away the following night from a heart attack. I’m glad that we had a chance to give him a wave goodbye as we pulled out of the drive. Our condolences go out to his family.