The past 5 days I have been mostly following the Zumba 5-day Diet plan. Basically for 5 days you eat specific things like an egg and high fiber toast or high fiber cereal and fruit for breakfast and different lunches and dinners. So, I pretty much stayed on track with my food choices except for Thursday's dinner, I ate some rice noodles with my Bangkok Curry with Shrimp from Noodles & Company and Friday night the family wanted Chicken Wings from Buffalo Wing Factory so I indulged! Well, I didn't totally indulge, I only ate 1 order of wings which I usually eat 2.
Well, can I tell you how much my stomach hurt after eating those wings! The curry didn't bother me at all but eating a deep fried piece of Chicken with Peppery Parmesan sauce on it did a number on me!! I had to break out the Alka Seltzer or I wasn't going to be able to sleep at all last night! HA!! I have to tell you, I haven't had to take the Alka Seltzer in almost a week due to eating much healthier foods and I was really disappointed in myself for indulging myself that way. There are many other healthier items that they offer such as salad (minus the cheese) or even a burger with all the toppings (meaning lettuce, tomato, onion). Once in a while will I have a wing from now on and most likely I think I will only grab one or two from either my hubby's or my kid's plates! LOL!!
Needless to say from my weigh-in on Monday morning to my weigh-in this AM I have lost 2 pounds. Nothing near what the Zumba 5-day diet says you can lose (up to 9 pounds which could mostly be water weight). I guess I don't have as much water retention as I thought I did! LOL!!
But, I have been exercising every day except for Monday which I took the day off because Physical Therapy really did me in. Needless to say I was eating no more than 1200 calories per day for the past 5 days and exercising my butt off. My lowest calorie burn was around 350 calories which when eating less than 1200 calories per day makes me wonder why I only lost 2 pounds.
So I present myself with three questions:
- Am I eating too few calories that is causing my body to hold on to whatever is left after calorie burn for dear life?
- Am I still eating the WRONG kinds of foods that inhibit my body from shedding the excess weight?
- Is there something wrong with me hormonally or otherwise that is inhibiting my body from shedding excess weight?
I will keep you updated....