I'm trying to fight the good fight.. it is hard!
I track what I eat, but even though I am in my calorie/protein goals, I still hold on to the same weight. It all goes back to how my body responds to what I eat. I am learning about my body.. you would think that after having this body for almost 32 years, I would understand it, but I don't. I think it all goes back to how my body responds to carbs. I will do really good with protein and calories, but if I go above 50 grams of carbs a day (which isn't a lot) I totally feel the difference. I feel bloated and lethargic. Even though I thought it affected me earlier, I didn't have a range of grams that made me feel different. Now, I know that if I keep it at about 30-50 a day, my body is happiest. Sometimes I wonder if it is gluten. I have a friend that started cutting gluten out of her diet, started exercising, and lost about 80 lbs in a year. Does it really have that big of effect on people sensitive to it? I have never really paid attention to how I feel after I eat anything.
On a good note, I got back into my routine of exercising. I do Curves about 3-4 times a week, and I started the C25K program. I see so many of you all doing it, and I thought to myself... why not give it a try. The first night I did it, I got the biggest grin on my face when I started running. I finished, and to my surprise.. I ENJOYED IT. I loved playing my music, clearing my head, just being alone and doing something for me. Very empowering. Of course, I couldn't wait to do it again. I know it only says to do it 3 times a week, but since the weather has been good, I really want to get outside and keep up on it.
I am hoping that my body is just gaining back some muscle that I lost during healing time, and I will start to see downward movement on the scale.
Thank you all for encouraging me and reminding me that it should be how I feel. I do feel good, and people have been noticing that I have lost weight. I don't particularly notice, but it is nice to hear. I will try to post progress pics later. I didn't even do a one month Bandiversary post.