I lost a little over 1 pound this week! I weighed in this morning at 224.4.
Hey, it may not be a lot, but I have not budged number-wise in so long that I am just thrilled to see something different (especially a loss).
Even though I haven’t seen a huge drop yet, I have to say that I feel so much better physically and mentally and a lot of credit goes to the small changes that I have been making. Earlier in the year, I stopped drinking all soda. Now I drink mostly water with perhaps a glass of milk in the morning and maybe a juice sometime in the afternoon. That was my first baby step.
Then, as I mentioned in my first *Fat* post, once I wasn’t craving the soda any longer ~ my next step was to stop eating after 10pm (and I normally ate as late as midnight!). The following week it was 9:30pm and then last week, I brought it down to 9pm. Now, with my husband’s crazy hours with school and such, his schedule sometimes doesn’t allow him to eat dinner until around that time, so I’m hesitant to lower my time limit any further until I feel stronger about saying *no* to unnecessary food. Instead, this week I will limit myself to foods that are made up of five ingredients or less during that 8 to 9pm hour.
I don’t seem to mind playing this game with myself about food. It may be slow going, but I know myself well enough to realize that if I tried to be too restrictive from the start, the easier it is to give up. I’ve tried things like the HCG diet and yes, I saw dramatic results right away. The thing is, I couldn’t stick with it longer than three weeks and the weight I wound up putting back on was worse than I had at the beginning.
The more difficult baby steps are coming up as now that I am done with the timing, I am going to have to look at being more physical and cutting out certain foods altogether. I wonder how I will challenge myself next week.
No photo today. I’ve been busy organizing all morning and I’m all sweaty and stuff. Plus, you aren’t going to be able to tell, so I’ll do the photo once a month making the deadline either the 20th or 21st of March for that part.
xoxo ~ Melissa