I am down 10 pounds since I started a week ago! I love my food.
It hasn’t always been easy, but you can track how I’ve been doing day-by-day under the tab Mid-Year Resolution up top! [link]
I am making great changes to my diet, and still have more changes to make (including cutting back on sodas), and those are little-by-little changes I am happy to make. I won’t weigh in until next week since today is a holiday. Can you imagine the looks I’m going to get? Oooh noo! But really, in the beginning so much of it is water weight shed from inflammation. It is the coming weeks that will be the sign of (good) things to come.
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 and help you hold you when you’re so slim you blow away when you sneeze.
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Monday, September 3
I ate this:
Breakfast: Diet Coke + 1 slice Cookie Pizza
Lunch: Beefy Dog Casserole (still in development) + Diet Hansen’s Root Beer.
Snack: 1 Mustard, honey roasted almond (Yeah, just one. For the flavor. I don’t need a handful)
Dinner: Zucchini bread [no recipe yet] + Diet Coke
Late night mini-meal: Cottage cheese + Parmesan (shredded) and 23 almonds.
Notes: I am so glad to be through with week 1! How many weeks are left? 17? Still so many weeks to make positive changes!
That even being imperfect can still bring you happiness and success in your weight loss journey.
I eat hot dogs and some processed meats, use diet sodas, and I’m still down 10 pounds. In this economy you have to do your best with what you have available. If you can afford organics, that is terrific! If you can’t, know that you can lose weight even still by cutting out sugar and wheat and counting your carbohydrates.
I didn’t always eat as many beggies as I could, and I didn’t drink as much water as I should. You have seen I certainly haven’t exercised much yet. I am making those changes little by little and day by day.
I am journaling in my food notebook and I am so happy I am! I also love telling you what I eat everyday so that you can see what a normal person can eat who has a budget, too.
Week one is down and I have already fended off one attack of the popcorn munchies, and even went out to Red Robin last night and handled myself beautifully! Give yourself a pat on the back for all of the amazing things you’ve done this week, too.
You don’t have to be perfect, just driven, to lose weight and feel better.