My Weight Loss Has Begun.... Now To Stay Motivated!

  I wanted to update you on my progress with my weight loss. I hope to post a weekly update. I think it will help keep me motivated. I'd love to hear ways you stay motivated. 
  This past week the weather has been horrible so I didn't walk much. As anyone with ankylosing spondylitis knows there is a limitation on types of exercises we can do. I have tried more stretching this past week. I think when I can get outside and walk I will see more progress.

  I have monitored my carb intake and calories. I upped my protein intake this past week. It helps me feel full longer. I also increased my water intake significantly. Normally, I might drink a 16.9oz of water once or twice a week. I know...... not good, right? This past week I drank 3 or 4 bottles of water daily. At first it was difficult to drink that much water but as the week progressed my body craved it. I only had one sugary soda during the week. I feel really accomplished drinking that much water and not having a lot of soda. As an AS patient, who is prescribed methotrexate and other medications, I need to increase my water to flush the drugs from my body systems. I have been terrible at this. I hope this increase in water will benefit both my kidneys and liver. My goal for the upcoming week - no sodas. I also want to increase my vegetable intake.

                                                  DOWN TO THE NUMBERS:
  I am happy to say I weighed myself this morning and I am down 6lbs! 

Last Week's Weight..................226 lbs
Today's Weight ....................... 220 lbs

  Not a huge loss but I am still happy. Wishing each of you success in your weight loss journey.

  Hugs to you friends!