A bit late this month, my apologies.
Even though I didn't see the progress I wanted to see, I'm proud of the fact that the Tweety shirt I'm wearing in the recent pics is a size 1X. I've never been able to wear it - it was too tight when I bought it. So that I can wear it now is a big deal to me.
I found out an interesting tidbit about sleep habits and weight gain - it turns out if you don't get enough sleep your body developes an inability to dispose of glucose using insulin. According to the article I found today it says:
The sleep loss affected many biological processes, including thyroid function and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which was abnormally high in the evening in the sleep-deprived men, she says. But after the men made up for the sleep loss, they showed no signs of permanent damage, and their metabolic levels returned to normal.
So after a full night's sleep I weighed in at 285, four pounds lighter than the other day I weighed in at 289. It's only a pound loss since last month at 286, but at least it's going down. And I think by taking good care to get regular sleep and cut down on the sugar, we'll start to see the success I had at the beginning of this journey.
Of course flip flopping the sleep schedule over is a challenge. I took a nap this evening because my back hurts, so that cut my calories short and my water shorter. I just have to be patient with myself.
One thing to be proud of is that I'm walking even though I put no exercise pressure on myself this week.
Meanwhile I'm going to go back to bed. I took a pain reliever and hopefully will knock out this backache.
DAILY AFFIRMATION: I am sculpting a beautiful, healthy body.
Calories: 1747 / 15%
Exercise: Walked 1 mile
RED means I did not meet goal