I am at the end of my 14/14 challenge.
Unfortunately, I managed to NOT loose any weight. On the upside, I didn't gain any, either. Just bounced up and down in a 6 pound range.
I did increase my daily exercise, from none to 6 days a week. I have now proven to myself that I can walk at a 3.5 mph pace for 60 minutes, which feels like forever (on a treadmill) I have proven that I can jog/run at least a 5 minute stretch. (By the second time around, though, I'm nearly dreading it! Today's workout is something I've been procrastinating...)
Where do I go from here?
I will proceed onward. I don't have a challenge name now. Maybe I should come up with something creative?
I'm actually trying out the slimfast diet. Not something I intend to do indefinitely or even for more than a few weeks, as I don't see it as a lifestyle change. I'm using it as a boost to get my weight loss going. My goal is to start getting used to smaller portions, and to find meals and recipes that will allow me to feel well fed, but not be high calorie. I've adapted it already - I don't sub breakfast, because I can do breakfast just fine - oatmeal or a yogurt and some fruit are both excellent starters for me. Lunch is my slimfast meal of choice, until I run out of the stuff. Then, it will be up to me!
In a peculiar experience yesterday -
I ate about 4 ounces (about a cup) of raw carrots yesterday afternoon for a snack. Apparently, this was a really bad choice. I've known carrots and me don't always get along, but I'd been feeling okay recently when I ate them. So, yesterday - I ate the carrots, and felt okay after about 10 or 15 minutes, I started to feel like I was going to vomit. Kind of a heartburn/vomit combination. (usually carrots give me a heartburn sensation) I went in to the bathroom, because I felt fairly confident that I would see my carrots again. But, as I stood there, my salivary glands started kicking in overtime. I could feel my mouth fill with saliva, and I needed to swallow every few seconds. After a short while, the heartburn and vomit sensation began to go away, and within a few minutes I felt perfectly fine.
So, lesson to me, I guess is to chew my carrots very thoroughly and with a lot of saliva.