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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Woo Hoo!

Had my official weekly weigh-in at Curves on Monday - I've lost 9.5 lbs. since the beginning of September. And of course, 90% of that was probably last week.

So this week I'm doing 200-400 calories more than last week, depending on if I opt for a protein shake. Day 1, I was stuffed. Day 2, I forgot to eat my snack in the morning, got caught out of the house and at the mall in the afternoon - our mall food court is under construction, so I had a choice of Aunt Annie's Pretzels or Nathan's Hot Dogs. Hmmm...I opted for the hot dog, and was not far off on calories and protein, but WAY over on fat, of course. And because it was lousy quality food, I was hungery after dinner and opted for the shake. But, and this is where I'm actually proud of myself, I didn't eat anything else extra.

I thought about it.

I thought about it REALLY HARD.

But the thing that is working for me is the "eat exactly this" instructions (easier than I thought it would be) and writing everything down. I'm eating way more fruits and vegetables than I usually do, and having good quality protein sources, and when I do that, I'm not hungry.

The only thing I'm sad about is that I made homemade salsa for my burrito on Monday - and I really really want to eat more of it. But chips do not qualify as a quality protein or carbohydrate source. Guess I'll freeze it for later in the winter, when I'm done with the 6 week program and taking a break. Sighhhhhh...


Jill in MA said...

Yippee!! I'm really inspired!

ooolia said...

sounds much healthier and sustainable than my tea & water diet.

but seriously, if you can make some permanent changes (not as drastic as for this 6 week diet), you'll feel great!

Susan Z said...

Congrats! You are inspring me because I have been sitting here trying to decide if I want cake because I know it is there or if I want it because I truly am hungry for it. I am happy that you are having success. I have had minor success in that I loose when we definitely make it to the rec center, but if we miss a day I climb back up (though not as high as I was). So I am having some success but I am definitely noticing that I have to work to maintain where I am at.

Lisa C said...

Congrats! That's wonderful. Glad to hear you are making such hard choices successfully. I find I go back and forth on the will power and it's wonderful that you have been able to stick to it, even in a difficult choice situation. Keep it up! I find when I'm better with the will power, I actually do feel better overall, so I hope you do too.