Status so far
I have lost 4 pounds! I am so happy! Cutting down on the amount of sugary drinks every week was easier than I thought. I also tried to do a better job of not eating foods that are very salty. However, I need to make a concerted effort to attempt to become more active.
Week 3& 4
During these next two weeks, I need to substitute:
- white rice for brown rice
- white bread for 100% whole wheat or whole grain bread
- white potatoes for sweet potatoes or yams.
A member of my care team recommends that I reduce the amount of “white foods” from my diet and attempt to find healthier alternatives made from whole grains. I believe she was referring to many of the starches that I eat on a daily basis. If I am able to do this, she said that I will have a lot more energy and I will feel better about myself emotionally. This will be a monumental task. Why? Here is a listing of many of my favorite foods:
I might need to join an exercise class. I don’t really want to do this because I want to save money while I am searching for full-time employment. However, I will leave a better first impression if I can lose some weight while waiting for that first interview. I think that I could use the discipline that comes from attending those classes regularly.
I believe that I can lose the weight that I want little by little if I keep working on it. I might be making slow progress, but it is still progress. If I get weak, I will just try to do better tomorrow. A positive attitude is the key to success.