BLD Week 1
Well, I’ve done one week. Yay!
It’s a slow adjustment, which I’m allowing myself. I think that Phase 1 will end up being 6-10 weeks long for me, rather than the minimum 4 weeks. I’ve done well with the eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack every day. I’ve been exceptionally good at not eating within 2 hours of bedtime, as well. I’ve had a couple glasses of wine, rather than no alcohol, but I’m not overly concerned about that. I’m moving a little more, by walking around doing errands or doing some exercises with my resistance band; I still have a LOT of room for improvement here. I’ve done poorly on taking a multivitamin, calcium or omega-3 supplements, because I’m too broke to buy them right now! Once I have the money, I’ll get going on that.
The book also suggests no weighing in for the first four weeks… yeah, that’s not going to happen! I have gained since starting, but the book does suggest that this sometimes happens, but is more of a fluctuation than a true gain. I’ve been focusing on getting all these goals dealt with each day, and not paying much attention to what or how much I’m eating. A little more awareness and the gain should disappear and I’ll be back on track.
One thing I’m realising will be valuable as I do BLD is a food journal. Today or tomorrow after work, I’m going to stop at the dollar store and find a small, pretty journal I can throw in my purse and keep track of what I eat. I’m most interested in what I’m NOT eating, so that I can tweak my diet and nutrients.
Today is the beginning of week 2, and I’m looking forward to this being a better week than last week. Week 3 includes Christmas, so I’m starting to think about how I will manage being at home for a week – my eating habits are very different at my parents house than at my own!
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