I am down one more lb this week. Honestly I could have done better but I will take it and learn from my ways.
This week I continued to eat clean but there are a few things that I did wrong. For example:
I ate out 2 times this week...damage was not so bad because it wasn't anything fried/fast food and portions were small but still...I want to do better.
I went to a party this week and drank soda and ate cake...My goal is to show self control by not indulging in social gatherings. It really wasn't necessary and I feel like I did it bc it was there rather than a craving or strong impulse for it.
I didn't limit my carbs that much.
SOOooo aside from all the bad things I did this week I managed to lose one lb and its TOM so that's good!
This week will be better. My goal for this week is to plan out my meals and not skip healthy snacks which really helped me last week.
and this time I hope that I'll finally get this weight off for good!!
My first week of eating clean( no processed junky food, limiting portions and overall eating healthy) has paid off!
I am 5 lbs down! My weigh in are Mondays and to be honest Saturday and Sunday I had a couple of cheat moments (nothing too drastic either) but my eating was so good during the week that it still showed.
Here's what I'm doing:
This time I am not counting calories. But I used to so I kind of know what a correct portion looks like and when you are eating good/real food it's not such an issue.
I am basically eating healthy. No white carbs and no white sugar
I eat raw cane sugar sparingly. I try to portion control my brown rice, wheat bread intake.
This week I stuck to complex carbs. I love my carbs so I chose yams or sweet potatoes, quinoa, oats, whole grains and plantains.
I limited dairy. I'm not big on milk as it doesn't sit well but I guess I only use it in my coffee or a bit on oatmeal. If I had it available I'd choose almond or rice but this week I only had 2% milk.
I limited my salt. This week I did not go out to eat or had take out. Mostly cooked all my meals or ate at other peoples' houses and we cooked pretty healthy food so salt was controlled and kept at a minimum.
Had healthy snacks on mind/on hand. I reached for an orange this week and couldn't believe how sweet it was. I guess since I am limiting sugar I now appreciate how sweet and delicious fruit can taste! and I'm not an orange person.
Smoothies are a great snack. Fruit based or my favorite chocolate, peanut banana smoothie! OMG (made with good/non-junky ingredients)
I only drank water!
I didn't exercise this week.
So that's my week one recap and I'm excited. It wasn't hard and it is totally doable. I don't feel deprived. I only felt hungry if I didn't get a snack between meals so healthy snacks are a must. I'm so happy with my results and excited for week 2!
I'm going to try something new because I'm not where I should be at this point. It's frustrating but I'm not giving up. Somewhere down the line I need to learn from my experience until I find what works for ME. Everyone is different. I'm going to concentrate on my foods and tracking because I still need discipline in that area. I go off track so quick and that is bad. I don't know what it is...do I see this as a diet and not a life journey? probably. I need this to be a permanent change.
I've read many blogs from people who have achieved a large weight loss and have turned their lives around. I want that! I want to be a success story. for the first time I have all the tools and the time. The only thing standing in my way is me. I think trying to do a fitness challenge right now when I am not ready is not helping me. I need to make a few changes.
I think one change I am going to incorporate is working out because I WANT to not because I feel I have to. I do enjoy working out, getting sweaty and being outdoors but I think that when I feel I have to do it that's a problem for me. I want to associate working out with good feelings and not with feeling obligated to do it.
Maybe as I go forward I'll change my mind but for now I'm going to try readjusting my mind frame and make this whole journey more positive and more natural. I want to lose weight without "trying too hard" because this is potentially how I want to live for the rest of my life. And trust me I know its hard but I don't want to focus on that. So right now I'm going to go sweat-- dance with my lil girl on the wii and LIVE.
So this blog is a bit late as week 4 recap is tomorrow..lol.
But in week 3 I realized that I love oatmeal for breakfast!
I used to HATE oatmeal-- especially without milk and sugar...that was unheard of. Now I look forward to eat and have already run out and need to buy some for tomorrow.
I use a bit of agave instead of sugar and also rely on fresh berries and bananas for sweetness. I include protein by adding natural peanut butter (no sugar or additives just sea salt and peanuts) Let me tell you, it is so good! I also find that when I have a good bowl of oatmeal to start my day I am more inclined to eat better for the rest of it.