WooHoo! I lost 2 pounds this week, putting me at 244. I'm still thinking in terms of losing 10 pounds at a time, instead of the horrible thought of having to lose 80 pounds (!). So my current goal is to get to 238, so only 6 more pounds to go.
Doctor Appointment update:
It's official. I am pre-diabetic. My blood sugar was 6.0. Turns out anything over 5.6 when you are not diabetic and have been fasting is bad. The Dr looked at my chart from when I was in the ER and they had a blood sugar of 6.6 at 5:30 AM, so another very high fasting level.
The only steps we are going to take for the next 6 months is to keep dieting, get exercising and be aware of what I am eating. Then we will repeat a blood sugar test to see if it's come down.
I've been making good food choices this week! (as is evidenced by the 2 pound weight lose) I track my food and calories in Fitness Pal. For me, this is key. It lets me see how much I have had and makes me more conscious of portion sizes. To help with this, we bought a new digital food scale. Portion control is really my worst habit and one I'm trying to break. My goal is to stay under the 1800 calorie mark each day, and this week I have been closer to 1550. And bonus: I haven't felt hungry or deprived!
It's still not really happening. I'm walking more and taking the stairs, but I know that this isn't enough. I haven't even done the Wii Dance game since we've been back from Ontario. I just don't know how to get motivated to do more. It seems counter-intuitive, but not having a car makes it hard to get out and get exercise. By the time I get home from work at 17:30, it's too late to go to the gym/pool because it would take more then an hour of travel time on the bus. I can't go anywhere before work for the same reason. Saturdays are my day with Liam, and I'm going to try to see if he and I can start swimming together at least once a week. And Sundays end up being cleaning days or just crash and relax days. Why is it so hard to find a half hour 3 times a week to work out? Maybe because I don't know how to work out or what I want to do.