I hope many of you are having better luck than I am!Â Itâ€™s only been 3 weeks and I wasnâ€™t expecting a miracle but some movement on the scale wouldâ€™ve been nice.Â The first week I was so careful about what I ate, didnâ€™t drink anything but water and my two cups of coffee, and I exercised.Â At the end of the week, I stepped on the scale and I had lost zero pounds.Â This wouldnâ€™t have bothered me so much but my husband lost ten pounds!Â And he didnâ€™t even exercise!Â How is this fair?
Feeling completely discouraged, I went on vacation for a week to the East coast.Â I grew up on the East coast and I always get excited when I go back. I miss the air, the lush green trees, the small town vibe and the FOOD! Â I decided Â to truly vacation and eat what I want and most likely have limited exercise.Â The first four days I was there I had a Boston CrÃ¨me donut and a regular coffee from Dunkin Donuts for breakfast.Â Most days involved a lobster roll, clam chowder, ice cream, steak tips and more.Â I really enjoyed my time eating my way through New England.Â Â When I returned home, I was ready for a five-pound weight gain.Â Â I stepped on the scale and to my disbelief I weighed exactly the same!Â Now I was really confused.Â I spent one week eating well and exercising and another week gorging myself on childhood favorites and the same number was on the scale.
I need to regroup.Â I will not give up.Â I will lose this extremely stubborn extra weight.Â I have completely eliminated my morning favorite, French Vanilla Coffeemate, from my diet.Â I tried milk and I even tried half and half in my coffee but its not cutting it.Â I need to make a switch to tea.Â This has probably been the toughest change for me.Â Iâ€™ve also limited myself to drinking wine only three nights a week.Â Iâ€™ve cut down on second servings and I am not eating dessert.Â We are just finishing up the processed food at home and the kids are really missing the sweets and snack foods. Â They do not agree with me that fruit can be a dessert.Â Iâ€™m doing ok with the food changes; itâ€™s the beverages that are difficult for me, especially the coffee and wine.
I think the only way to see the pounds start to drop is to amp up the exercise.Â I like to exercise once I am finished but I just find it really tough to get started.Â Iâ€™ve spoken with some friends about joining a gym thinking that will help motivate me.Â But is it realistic?
How do you find the time and the motivation to exercise?
What is your favorite way to burn calories?