In an effort to fight the good fight, I started walking this week with a couple of friends. Monday we did about 2.5 miles. Wednesday and Friday we upped it to 3 miles. Tuesday I did Dr. Oz's workout, as well as Jillian Michaels' Shred. Haven't lost anything, in fact I've gained! Let's dissect yesterday. Walked 3 miles. Had a smoothie for breakfast and some BBQed Chicken Chunks from Walmart for lunch. Met friends for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant where I had way too many tortilla chips and salsa. My entree was a chicken burrito. I did eat some of my rice, but none of the refried beans (I think they look like leftovers from other customers' plates). About 8:30 I had a banana. This morning I was up 1.5 lbs! Guess I'm going to have to stay away from the Mexican place.
Seriously, what I need is a personal trainer. More like a live in Jillian Michaels. Someone to slap the Girl Scout cookies and jelly beans from my hand. Someone to make sure I eat more fruits and veggies. Someone to stand over me while I work out. Am I lazy or just old? Probably a bit of both!
Actually, I just have to want it more than I do right now. About 10 years ago, I lost 20 lbs on the Atkins diet. At that time, I could talk myself out of the Milky Ways staring me in the face at the checkout line. I wanted to be thin more than I wanted the momentary satisfaction of the chocolate. Right now, that's not the case.