Monday, January 9, 2017

Freezing Monday Check-In

It is so freaking cold outside! I can't wait until Spring gets here and Charles and I can start going for our outdoor nature walks again!

In the meantime, I figured I would check in since my last week and a half of posts have been mostly workout ones and weekly weigh-ins.

I'm doing really well in all aspects. One of the most important things is that the depression is finally, truly better! It felt like took a long time to get it under control compared to how it usually goes, pretty much from mid-November when we switched the meds to about two weeks ago when I finally started to feel better every day. Now I'm feeling great and my shrink is very happy with my progress so I'm being moved back to my regular doctor until I need the shrink again which, hopefully, won't be for a long time.

I know one of the things that will definitely help with not being depressed will be sticking to a regular exercise schedule which I am finally doing! As I mentioned in my earlier workout post today, this is the first time in a long time that I've actually stuck to a regular schedule and didn't take a week long break in the middle of a workout only having to start all over again the following week. I'm working out every day that I feel good and the more I do it the better I feel.

I'm also doing great with the low carb. Today is Day 9 on plan with no cheat days and, while I honestly miss the cheat days, the cravings are mostly gone right now and the weight is coming off so it's working. Plus I feel good and my headaches have definitely improved (when the weather isn't setting them off). I know at some point in time I want to allow off plan foods... like on a really special occasion maybe or on a vacation or something, but I'm not going to worry about that right now. I will definitely keep sticking to the no cheating for now though because it's working. Maybe even until I hit my goal weight. Maybe.

I even "behaved" during my birthday yesterday and ate a delicious dinner that Charles made and still stayed in my carb amount so it's definitely doable. I do want to play around with more low carb recipes that substitute for "cheat" foods but I'll get around to that. It's not anything I need to do right now.

So, in general I am doing really well and things are looking good. I still need to add cardio to my workouts at some point in time and I still have a long way to go to lose all the weight I want to but I am finally making some real progress in all those areas and I'm thrilled with it!

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