Hi guys, I tried to post this on Monday, but something wacky happened. Anyways, this is mostly reposted from my other blog, with a few extra details for you guys :)
I'm happy to say that this past week was very productive in regards to my goals. I worked out 5 times this week, for a total of about 3.5 hours, at least. I wrote down every single thing I ate, cut back on unnecessary foods, lowered my portions, drank at least 2 litres of water a day, cut back on my evening 'cocktails' and managed to lose one whole pound! My final goal is 10-15, so 1 lb is a good chunk of that.
I also did some more research on the CGC, found a local training organization, contacted the lead trainer and have a 'phone appointment' with her this week to talk about what I'd like to get done with Winston as far as CGC training is concerned.
I'm really proud of myself...I even started working with Winston on one of the CGC test items which is to keep your dog in a sitting position even when being petted and touched - he has already mastered this with me, now the key is to get him to do it with a stranger. This gives me hope that he really can contain his pug-energy when properly trained, and that it doesn't mean he can never be energetic, but that I just have to help him learn when it's appropriate and when it's not. I really feel like this will make my own life much easier as well and am looking forward to seeing what he's capable of.
This week has been harder - work is really stressful right now (I work at a college and it's the first week of classes) so when I get home all I want to do is crash on the couch with a bottle of wine. I had two drinks last night and probably a larger portion of dinner than what I needed (I made home made mac and cheese!! Comfort food, like whoa - I couldn't help myself), and I did not go to the gym - yikes!
But today, I am convinced, will be better - I'm having a slim fast for breakfast, a small portion of left overs for lunch, low-fat fajitas for dinner, and will definitely do some extra time at the gym tonight to make up for yesterday.
I'm wondering, a lot of you are losing a lot of weight: what kind of diets are you doing? Specific regimented diets or just general portion control and consciousness? Are you counting calories, carbs, trans fats? Are you giving up something altogether? I'd like to hear more details about what everyone is doing - I'm not on a specific diet, I'm just portion controlling and being more conscientious about the things I do eat, but I'd like to hear what's working for others.