Weight Loss Diet – Week 2

Although week 1 on my weight loss diet was quite successful, I thought week 2 of my weight loss diet was going to be a bit tough, seeing as it was my birthday week.  And boy was it ever!  Here’s the scoop on week 2 of my diet.

Travelin’ Gal

I took a few days off of work, so David and I took some day trips.  What I didn’t expect is that we would be gone for breakfast, lunch and dinner those days!  Ever tried to eat 3 meals out at restaurants and stay on a diet?  I did try to stick with the proper foods as much as possible, but I was fighting a losing battle!

When I do go on day trips in the car, I try to drink as little as possible, so as not to have to keep stopping every hour to find a restroom.  That, of course, is terrible for any weight loss diet.

Exercise, Where Art Thou?

Naturally, with all the time in the car, I didn’t get much exercise, except for one day.  We traveled up to Blue Spring State Park, as well as Wekiwa Springs State Park, both north of Orlando, Florida.

We were primarily scouting out places where we could put in our kayaks.  Alas, neither park made it very easy — Blue Spring had a long carry, although over fairly level ground.  Wekiwa Springs — oh my!  Down a steep slope, then a fairly long carry.  Nope, not going to try that.

But there was an up side.  I had bought a walking stick, so I was able to walk along the boardwalks without too many stops to ease the aches and pains.  All told, I probably got at least 1.5 miles in, between the two parks.

The down side is because it was hot and humid, I swelled up like a balloon with water retention.  Very uncomfortable.

Weight Loss Diet Week 2

Seeing as I was basically not on the diet at all most of the week and eating out a lot, I wasn’t expecting to lose anything — and was hoping to not have gained!  I was carrying around so much extra water that I put off this post for a day, to let some of it drop off.  And it did — whew!

So, my net was no change in waist or hip measurement.  Actually, I did drop some (like not quite 1/4 inch off each), but it isn’t enough to brag about.  I’ll call it unchanged.

I’m back on track now, so look for a better outcome on my next post, which will be Sunday, October 3.  See you then!

3 Responses to “Weight Loss Diet – Week 2”

  • Shelli:

    Hi. Did you stop posting on this site? I just wanted to encourage you not to give up. Losing weight is not easy, I have lost 71 pounds, walk an average of 4 miles most days of the week. And the pounds have been coming off at about 4 pounds a month (SLOW!!!) but the good news is – they are coming off and I have about 60 pounds to go to hit my first “goal” at that point I am planning to attempt to stabilize my weight and then figure out how to maintain it. My daughter and Mom have joined me in our “Weight loss adventure”. So it is a little bit easier with their support. We do our weigh in and measurements once a month. Maybe instead of measuring yourself weekly you would find it more encouraging to try that rather than doing weekly measurements. I do weekly weight checks, just because I want to make sure I stay on the right track.
    Thank you for the great tips!!!

  • Gail:

    Hi Shelli,

    Thanks for the encouragement, and I am so glad to hear that you are losing weight — coming off slow is better than not coming off at all! Keep up the good work!

    You’re right, I haven’t posted in awhile. I was injured last year and still haven’t gotten to the point where I can exercise much again. It’s also a slow journey, but eventually I’ll get more mobile.

    Thanks again, Shelli, for posting this comment. And best wishes to your mom and daughter, too! :)


  • Jan:

    Hey Gail. your website is so inspiring.

    I have your typical metobolic syndrome x body, I spoil others before myself and cover my emotions by eating.

    Being christmas and coming up to the new year and new year resolutions its time to resolve to do something for myself…spoil myself…and start the long road of weight loss…for me.

    Your explanations of the metabolic syndrome x were the best I have read …easy to understand and like looking in a mirror.
    I work long hard hours all at meal times being in the food industry, have little money to spend on myself and am a single mom, this all adds up to disaster when trying to diet.

    Its difficult to stay motivated, I thought your idea of weekly blogs and doing it with others …so to speak was a great idea.

    Dont give it up honey….there are people like me out here who are with you every step and hoping your there for us too.

    Heres hoping your recovery is well on the way and you will be back here motivating us all soon.

    merry xmas and the most fulfilling new year to you and yours.