Had a really good workout last night. Did the interval walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes, did another 4 minutes on the elliptical, and then did some strength training for another 15-20 minutes. I wasn't able to talk with the trainer last night, she was working with some clients, but I will talk to her about showing me what to do to maximize my results. My knee is feeling a bit better, still gives me some fits every now and again. I started taking some glucosamine/chondroiton stuff, and it seems to be taking effect fairly well.
Dinner last night was leftovers of roast beef, potatoes and carrots. Still did not reach my 1500 calorie mark. This morning I tried eating a more caloric snack, and see how that works out. I don't want to starve my body, therefore making it not want to burn the fat.... definitely the opposite of what I am trying to do! I want the picture below to be how I feel about myself, but the numbers for me do need to go down considerably before I can not really worry about the "number" and worry about how I feel.
I hope that my journey (even if we are only 3 weeks into it) has been a wake up call to some out there. I know my cousin has done amazing on her journey so far, and her sister (my other cousin) has lost 10 pounds since the first of the year, which is amazing! I am not trying to be a role model, I am not trying to be just another success story. I want to change my life, and if that helps others, I am deeply humbled by that:
I worry that I am not working out long enough to be able to lose what I want to lose, but I saw this picture the other day, and it is a great motivator: