I am cautiously optimistic.
I am down 7 pounds from when I started, about a month ago. Some of this weight loss may be water-weight, but there’s something promising here: my clothes (shorts and swimming trunks) are starting to fit differently. Where they would cut across me before, now they just … fit.
Thus far, I have done three things:
- Bodyweight workouts for the first two weeks only—things got chaotic after this and I discontinued.
- Significantly reduced my food intake; I worry about pressing up against starvation mode, but I seem to be doing okay thus far.
- Worked to walk some every day. This comes in fits and starts, but I don’t have to walk 10,000 steps every day if that will make me feel terrible on days I do not; I have been walking between 1,000 and 17,000 steps most days, which is okay.
It is my hope that Monday I’ll start working in weigt training, but we will see. I’ve been thinking this for a couple Monday’s now, but 5am is early!