Total Weight Loss: 15lbs
Starting Weight: 228lbs
Weight This Week: 213lbs
Weight Lost This Week: 7lbs
September 28th — October 5th
Two weeks. It feels like a lot longer than that, but it is what it is.
My body is finally finding a routine with the medication:
– Wake up around 9am and take pill (Unemployed, much?)
– Eat breakfast by 10am (Pill has to sit on empty stomach for an hour)
– Lunch anywhere from 12-1pm (Never been an early luncher)
– Snack at 3pm
– Dinner at roughly 6pm
– Small snack at 8-9pm
Okay, so it’s not the greatest of schedules. For now it works because it is a routine, however flawed it may seem. As soon as I get a job it will undoubtedly change, but I see no use in getting up way early when I have no real reason to.
Exercise happens anywhere between waking up and going to sleep. I now have two Wii games that kick my butt in the cardio category. One is ‘Just Dance’, an extremely fun dancing game with catchy music and dance moves. The second is ‘Gold’s Gym Dance Workout’. It’s a bit more challenging. It behaves more like a workout with warm-ups and cool-downs (Very few actual songs, I might add =/), but the dances deal mostly in latin rhythm… Which I am finding does not come naturally for a pasty white kid like me. =D It will be more fun once I can get the fast-paced footwork down of Samba, Salsa, and Meringue. Until then, I’ll look like a complete goober in front of all who enter the living room.
After my body becomes conditioned to the moves, I plan on buying wrist and ankle weights to dance it for added resistance and muscle building. Cardio needs to be the main workout for now to help get rid of the extra fat. After it’s gone, I will start to build more muscle with weight training and such.
The only difference in medication would be that this past week I started taking a whole pill of the weight loss supplement, and a water pill (Doc tells me I naturally hold more fluid than others). I did find out the hard way that I shouldn’t take the water pill everyday. After taking it for three days straight, on Thursday I quite near passed out because it had been washing all of the nutrients I needed out of my body. So now I take it every other day, unless I happen to be busy that day and don’t want to run to the bathroom a lot. 😉
I also have experienced cold sweats to a maximum annoyance this past week. My skin would be cold and clammy, but is covered in a thin layer of sweat that will not stop coming. Embarrassing, sure, but thankfully it hasn’t happened in the last couple of days. (I think the excessive water pill dosage had something to do with it too)
Anywho, thanks for supporting me and reading this! I’ll try not to make the next ones as long, but in the beginning things change a lot, so there’s my excuse!