GOYB Week #2 Check In

A loss of 4.5 inches overall (neck, chest, waist & hips) and 2 pounds, in the past seven days… I believe this is mainly from the edema going down, though.

I have to say it’s been a struggle this week, to keep away from the pop. Draco’s been into it a fair bit, but once it’s all out of the house – I’m not buying more. We can’t have the diet stuff, due to aspartame allergies (she got SO sick with diet sprite), so we’ll just go without. Besides, I’d rather the small amount of chemicals (natural and otherwise) in Crystal Light and water, than the everything else in colas.

Most of the Crystal Light singles have been awesome, though – so far we’ve tried raspberry-peach (aspartame free), raspberry ice and cherry-pomegranate. It does taste a wee bit like kool-aid, but not as much as some other products. I’m hoping to pick up more of the types sweetened by Splenda, rather than aspartame. So far though, there have been no severe negative reactions, so I’m thinking maybe the allergies are reactions to the sweetener and another chemical in pop? *shrug*

GOYB Week 1 – Toes in!

Technically a day late with this post, mostly because I had a darling little Scarlett here most of yesterday, and then there was a recovery period…

I don’t remember babies being so much fun and so much work at the same time. And Draco was doing most of the work! <|;) I've weighed in and done my measurements, recording them all at My Fitness Pal. I will take a before picture, but I won't be posting either that or the measurements until I feel more comfortable doing so. I know that's part of this challenge, to feel comfortable with this whole journey, but I'm just not, not yet. I expect the weight will creep up a bit over the coming week (possibly) as all the holiday indulgences pack on. Then again, who knows? I know I haven't been paying attention to my intake lately, so not only is that showing up by the edema I've been experiencing since Thursday, but by leg cramps as well. Nothing like your calf muscles saying HEY LOOK AT ME in the middle of the night! The Get Off Your Broom challenge hostess posted our mini challenges for the week. Two of those I've already mentioned above (weight, measurements & photo), and here is the other (or at least, my interpretation thereof): Create a plan.

My diet plan (Month 1):

  • Less pop, more water
  • Follow diabetic exchanges*
  • Start a food diary
  • My exercise plan (Month 1):

  • M,W,F – Biggest Loser DVD Workout
  • T,T,S – walking
  • S – yoga, blog
  • I’ll likely carry the exercise plan through to the end of the challenges (both GOYB & 60byXmas). Draco says she’s going to make me stick to it, and frankly, she’s damn scary. <|;)
    Until next week – I’d like to issue a little challenge of my own… sign up with Get Off Your Broom Witchy Fitness Challenge. Even if you’re at your perfect weight and you’re pretty fit – it’s an excellent way to focus on your physical being for the winter months.

    Good luck, fellow participants!

    * The diabetic exchange diet was recommended by my doctor, as there is a high prevalence of Type 2 in my maternal family, as well as Type 1 in my paternal family. So far, I’m clear on both (and I’m too old for Type 1 to show up now, I think..).