Friday, August 01, 2014
This morning I was 234. Compared to the 248 I was weighting on June 16th, that is great! It means I have lost a total of 14 pounds in 53 days (just under 7 weeks) . an average of at least 2 pounds a week.
What have I done? mainly I have not had any mindless eating episode. I am a lot calmer and have changed my attitude towards food.
my weekday meals usually consist of :
Breakfast : Around 5am
1 or 2 yogourt (Activia) I don't like the low fat low whatever.
snack #1 : Around 9am
1 yogourt, and 1 to 2 cups of raw veggies (these days I'm getting my share of a local farmer's production so they really are tasty!)
lunch : Around 1 pm
either I make a salad with lots of various veggies and some protein (can be 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 can of tuna, some left over chicken) Or I bring the protein side of leftovers. this week I had some chili I made.
snack #2 : Around 3pm
same as snack #1
dinner : 1 plate of whatever i make or my husband makes. Yeah I'll have fries if he makes some.
Over the weekend, I tend to not have snacks. I keep my portions in check.
As for exercises... I don't do them, but I am active. I use public transport so I do walk a bit each weekday. And I have been working outside all summer... breaking concrete, carrying it out, shoveling top soil, laying it where the concrete was. Moving some concrete tiles to make a path and to have a place to put the table. Appart from the usual mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool, doing laundry etc etc.
I do think I have found some balance. I am not putting pressure on myself to follow a specific restrictive diet, or exercise regiment. My goal was to lose weight no matter what life would bring me. And it is working so far.
I have come to realise that not tracking food and exercise helps me not to binge. I don't feel disapointed at myself. Plus, since I have restarted this, my mindset is simple. Just do it!
I weight myself a few times a week. I have come to realise that my weight will vary during a week. Sometimes because I ate too much sometimes because I have not had enough water. I have also noted that when the problem is the water, by catching up with the water intake, that weight just goes away. no need to panic and binge because I am not losing.
I track my weight everytime I get a value lower than the last one I've tracked. It feels good when I get to a weight I haven't reached yet. It doesn't matter if the next day i weight a bit more. I know I can do what needs to be done to lose weight. And the first thing is to stop telling myself stories.
I am happy about my improvements and thankfull for my life!