Sunday, April 05, 2009
Yay! I finished by first 6 days of spark people and lost 3.5 pounds! I'm so excited and feel great. I have to disclaim this though by saying that I think I actually lost more like 1 pound, because last week I weighed myself one day after my initial weigh-in and I was already down 2.5, so my starting weight was definitely a little inflated by bloating and what not. Still though, I feel great and am very happy for myself. I am definitely headed in the right direction! A contributing factor I believe is that I only had one meal out this entire week, including this weekend. It's great that i was able to do that but I know it's not something I can keep up forever, so I do definitely need to learn how to eat out in restaurants and remain healthy. Usually I just say, "Oh well, I know I can't stick to my diet while eating out so I'm not going to worry about it." I know though that that's not a healthy attitude, so don't worry. This is something I am working on.
The other key area for me is not eating everything that my husband eats. I eat so much healthier when he is not here. He (bless his soul) makes dinner almost every night because he works from home and I work 45 minutes away. This is great, but usually means that I end up eating something unhealthy. He loves to make tatter tots... definitely not a diet friendly food! In general he thinks you always need a side and I disagree. Sides usually just add on extra calories that I don't think I need.
Lastly, portion control is another area for me, but I just bought a kitchen scale so I am very excited. I can finally stop estimating how many ounces of chicken, turkey, cheese, etc that I am eating. And I can tell you right now that I am pretty sure I have been under estimating all along.
Well, my dog is barking up a fit so I better go see what she's doing.