Today I weighed in at TOPS. Even though I have been running experiments on food intolerances I likely have, I have still managed to lose so far!
Ready for this?
My loss for this week: 4.25 pounds
My losses for the 4 weeks: 18.25 pounds
Total for all of our friends so far in this Mid-Year Resolution Challenge: 691.57 pounds!
Ermagerd! That’s more than 20 pounds being shed each and every day by all of us together!
I have a long ways to get to my proposed goal of 100 pounds by New Year’s Eve, but I’m not stopping until it turns January 1. Are you ready to bring it? Remember, we will do this– I’m here with you cheering you on, too.
I have been walking at my treadmill desk a bunch and work at the same time. I really like it! I am writing this post there right now! Even at only one mile per hour for two hours, I am burning over 700 calories day just by working while walking, and that is so exciting. I could shoot glitter from my ears. But I won’t.
Also, I am losing this weight while enjoying what I eat and cooking what I love. I am living the dream, baby.
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: 5-element snack platter: cubed cheese + olives + pepperoni + 10 almonds + grape tomatoes + iced tea
Lunch: Carbmaster Peach Yogurt + 1/4 cup fresh, organic blueberries + iced tea
Dinner: Chipless Nachos
Exercise: Walked and worked for 2 hours at my treadmill desk at 1mph.
Notes: I love caffeine! Caffeine caffeine caffeine!
What I learned:
I need to focus on what I can have –not on what I can’t.
Saturday night I was a little bummed. As pizza and cinnamon crisps, Cheez-Itz and sodas made their way to the game table, I sat, a little depressed, as I regarded the salad and the nuts in front of me (tree nuts, not my friends and family).
With a likely lactose intolerance, nut intolerance, gluten intolerance and sugar intolerance, I sat nursing my Diet Coke, salad and mixed nuts and feeling–admittedly– a little bit crabby.
Thankfully, I chose to take a delicious pizza salad along with me and was thoroughly pleased with my pre-planning and ability to enjoy something that still allowed me such a generous weight loss this week.
Once I changed my thought process, I was able to ignore what I couldn’t have–and seriously–with those allergies wouldn’t WANT– and celebrated what I could have and did want, for overall health and weight loss.
I loaded my shredded lettuce up with cheese, olives, tomatoes and pepperoni, and I wan’t even missing the pizza on the table. I am much happier in the long run, and I showed a substantial loss for this week.
Win, meet Win. Table for two, please.