April was a great month! I've definitely gotten moving more -- finally! haha -- and it feels so good!
That movement has brought challenges and rewards! I'm still having
trouble with pain in the tops of my feet, primarily, but I can't expect
to be hauling around a big body and not have some discomfort.
I've bought new, high-quality shoes for both work and walking, but it's
still not alleviating the discomfort. I've decided to go to the local
running store tomorrow after work and get an assessment. Maybe it's some
arch support or something else. It also may just come down to getting
more of this flab off my body! haha
I've definitely seen some reward in how far and long I can walk. It's
still not a lot, but it's a HUGE difference compared to where I was just
a short time ago! I'm excited to see what the next 30 days brings!
I also hit my weight loss goal for the month! I lost a total of 13.2 lbs
this month, which is 3.2% of my April 1 weight. My goal is 3-4% of my
monthly starting weight so it's right in that range!
I think I may have finally found the key to my best weeks. The weeks
where I've eaten something every 2-3 hours -- even something small like
apple slices or carrots -- I've lost significantly more than the weeks
where I've only eaten meals and nothing in-between. I'm going to keep
with the eating every 2-3 hours for May and see what happens.
Overall, I'm down 31.9lbs, which is 7.4% of my March 1 weight! With the
estimated ~10lbs I lost between January and March, that makes 42lbs!
I love the new me! I love my new mindset! I'm incredibly excited to see what May brings!