This has been my week so far:
Belly Project : week 1
Starting weight 134lbs.
Hips : 37”
Monday– went to chiropractor and library .Ate cheese burger with roll, poor sleep, no exercise. Did online research: Mediterranean diet( cons: need to keep lots of fresh food around which can be expensive/inconvenient) Dash( 1600 calorie version allows zero sweets and only 2 servings of fats per day like 1 tsp margarine or oil, 2 tbsp salad dressing)Nutrisystem- seems expensive for the amount of food but may try one month if no results on own( $276 special sale) healthy vegan snacks- way too expensive – example beet chips or carrot sticks average price $14 for 4 snack bags. Have tried making my own and never succeeded.
Tuesday -doctor appointment: Was prescribed Premarin ( HRT) and weighed in at a whopping 134lbs. Thanks to eating the cheeseburger and 2 pasta meals and having no time for exercise x 4 nights in a row.. Went grocery shopping, bought all healthy foods( produce, salmon, one package low carb wraps for the bread cravings, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, beet juice, carrot juice). Decided I need to either start a food journal or get an app on my phone.15 minutes at 4.0 on treadmill right before work( trying to fit SOMETHING in) was told I need to stop the nicotine gum with the estrogen so got several other types of gum.
Wednesday– listed known obstacles( stress #1, depression, female , age 53, perimenopause , sedentary job, financial/debt) Listen to weight loss meditations as I fall asleep… Wake up and call about prescriptions…just the hormones cost $226( without insurance)- no can do.. Call doctor and asked for something more reasonable until I have insurance ( 90 days).walked outdoors 2.09 miles ( very cold and I am pissed about the meds) Came home and napped until time for work.. now have 3 calorie apps on my phone
Thursday– -Find out Dr. prescribed patches – doubling the cost ..WTF ..more frustration… Most apps telling me I should stick with 1200 calories a day( and then exercise more to offset).. HOLY SHIT. Plan to decrease amount of creamer used in coffee daily( started measuring yesterday and switching to decaf after 1 cup because apparently caffeine keeps your cortisol at high levels.. Stick to no pasta, rice or white potatoes…decide on no bread other than 2-3 wraps a week. Receive random request to provide casual sex for a young male friends b-day ( declined) . Spending night doing off doing laundry, treadmill( i will do 3 rounds of 20 minutes at 3.5 mph since i HATE walking indoors)..I am at over 55 miles for January…. happy/miserable that I am down to 131 by eating less than 1000 calories per day for 3 days- this is NOT sustainable.
And that’s the deal so far. I will be working more OT this month. i am not sure how it will affect this project. But if i want to pay my bills ,pay for medical care, eat healthier, pay for a gym memberships againOR buy weights for at home, add good vitamins and probiotics , etc. this is what i will have to do…Le Sigh..who knew losing weight would costs so much?