Week one – done. And honestly, it wasn’t that hard.
I think you have to really really want, not only to change, but to actually do what it takes to change. There is a difference.
I thought about this plan for a long long time, all of the aspects of it, the timing, benefits, the drawbacks and when the time came, I just stepped into what I had already mentally created.
The plan still is to lose 52 pounds in 52 weeks, by walking 10,000 steps a day, drinking 16 cups of water a day, cutting out caffiene, and cutting out alcohol. In addition to that, I’m eating only oatmeal, yogurt, brown rice and vegetables for the first month.
The food portion will be re-examined once per month and adjusted. So far so good with that though. The oatmeal and yogurt in the morning gives me my protein, and I put a little ghee and liquid aminos on the rice which makes it taste like comfort food. I’ve had to throw in a couple of salads just because I felt I needed the energy.
I haven’t made it to 10,000 steps a day yet. Most of the time 8,000 is as high as I’ve gone. But I’ve walked on the treadmill 6 out of the past seven days, so that’s a real plus. I also haven’t made it to 16 cups of water, but I make it to 8 every day, probably more with the herbal tea I’m drinking.
But here’s the amazing part… I’m losing like a pound a day! I’m 7 days in, and 7 pounds down! I’m sure that will taper off, but its definitely the boost I need to keep this going!