I am, for the moment, using Wednesday as official weigh-in day because this day last week I had my glucose tolerance test and was able to start my diabetes-friendly diet; and also because it was my highest point for a long time after having those three days of carbohydrate loading.
Starting weight: 79.1 kg (174 pounds)
Week 1: 78.2 kg
Loss: 0.9 kg
Total loss: 0.9 kg
Goal: 58 kg
It's a nice loss, but it is slightly artificial as half of it was the temporary gain from the carbs. Still, I did lose it.
I don't know if my "spreading out the carbs" diet is going to be enough on its own. It is doing a dandy job of keeping my blood glucose levels steady, but I also need to lose weight to make a permanent improvement in my chances of avoiding diabetes. I need to do more.
Oh, I had a bit of a binge last night. It was D&D, with supper, as usual; I had a plan to eat a limited amount. A little of this, a little of that. I ended up having a huge amount of cheese & crackers and some licorice bullets and chips and strawberries. To many carbs, and way too many calories. A couple of the guys also feel we binge too much on Tuesdays, I am going to suggest we really cut back. Healthier food, and only eating at supper not all night at the games table. I feel a bit deprived just thinking about it but it's important.
Cutting back on refined carbs and overall calories is one side of the equation. Of course exercise is the other.
Lately I have been walking the kids to and from school every day, giving me two and a half hours a week of walking; half slower and half brisk. A nice start. I also row for 30 mins about three times a week, much more vigorous exercise. I am going to ramp up the exercise more, especially during quiet times at work. I went this morning -- I didn't make it to my BodyPump class (they had finished the warm-up and half of the squat track already) so I did 20 mins on the cross-trainer, a 5 min sprint on the rowing machine, and a few sets on the chest press and leg press machines. I will be back this afternoon with the kids for Gecko class.