Happy Mother's Day!
Yesterday was my second cheat day on Cheat Your Way Thin. I enjoyed myself plenty, I had buckwheat pancakes for breakfast with fruit syrupy topping. I had Reese's peanut butter cups, cheese doodles, ice cream, gluten-free cookies, lots of yummy stuff. Today, my weight gain from that was only 2.6lbs, which isn't half bad since I should be carrying about 1-2lbs of water weight from the carb influx. I may like this diet. I do however, need to be careful on my cheat day not to overdo things, because I will keep eating right past the satisfied and full signals all the way to the wow-my-stomach-is-stuffed signal, and then I'm not sure I have any clue what moderately hungry feels like, just I-could-eat, and I'm-starving. I think, I just need to give myself certain limits on cheat days, eat a specified amount (i.e., 4 cookies, 1 bag of chips, and some candy) and then wait a specified amount of time to eat again (2 hours), and work on trying to recognize "moderately full" and "moderately hungry" as talked about in the diet plan. I think practicing those concepts on a weekly basis will be better than only practicing them every three weeks or so when we throw a party or go out somewhere, because I'm clearly out of practice.
Anyway, yesterday was Saturday, so it is time for a weekly check in. For all cases, the first number is from 4/27 and the second is from yesterday.
Weight: 159.6 -- 153.2
smallest part of my waist just above belly button: 33.5 -- 32.5
hips at hip bone bump: 36.5 -- 36.5
widest part of my belly: 38 -- 37.5
bra strap location: 33 -- 33
widest part of my bust in a loose bra: 41.5 -- 40.5
center of bicep with arm outstretched: 12 -- 11
thigh, one span higher than my kneecap: 21.5 -- 21.5
neck just above collar bones: 13.5 -- 13.25
Body fat online 36.1%-- 35.1%
Body fat by single caliper (new measurement) -- ~26.8%
And here is the initial picture from 4/26 on the left and 5/9 on the right. Nothing drastic yet, but it's only been a couple of weeks!
In terms of other things, we went to see Star Trek on Friday (hence the lack of posting). It was a fun movie, and most of the cast was great, but the storyline had serious issues and it destroyed the universe of my childhood. Check out my husband's full review: catharticgrumblings.blog
, we agreed on pretty mcuh all points.
In terms of food, I took my strawberry-banana jam stuff and made some pretty darn good bars out of it with a cakey bottom, then the jam, and a wheat-free granola topping. Although, I thought they were perfect, someone at church said they tasted "healthy", which is funny because on my diet, they are definitely a high-carb treat, and I thought they were plenty sweet, but I've apparently changed my tastes so much that what is dessert to me is healthy to people on a typical Western diet. What does that say about today's lifestyle? I'm working on putting the recipe together for my book, if you want it, let me know.
Workouts: I did my turbulence training yesterday and not on Friday, lots of hard work! Today is meant to be a walking day (or maybe a jogging day, it's nice enough). Then tomorrow, back to Turbulence Training Fusion Fat Loss for another week. I'll have to switch to bodyweight only when I go to Philly.
Whew, that's enough for now. Time to see how much weight I can get off after my cheat day, time to watch the numbers drop!