So, I'm trying harder, again, to get my eating under control ~~ I will work regular exercise in soon, but I can only focus on setting up one thing at a time.
Since my job change in October, I've gained 10-15 pounds and I'm not happy about it. I look in the mirror and there are parts of my body that I like ~~ my hair (long and shiny blond), my eyes (green), my skin (smooth and soft) ~~ and I want to like all of it. Plus, we're going on a cruise to Mexico in June, and while I know I can't reach my goal weight between now and then, I can make significant progress. I want to feel more comfortable in a swimsuit and summer dresses and maybe even shorts
I'm basically following the Flat Belly Diet, with some adjustments for work and food likes and dislikes. I am one of those people who, at least at the start of a new eating program, has to make it as easy as possible. This means that I will eat pretty much the same things everyday for a week, then change it up the following week. I may make minor changes ~~ raisins instead of applesauce, pecans instead of sunflower seed ~~ but the base of each breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner will be the same over the course of the week. I have to keep it as easy and simple as possible, otherwise it can seem like too much. I cut way back on sodium ~~ not adding any when I'm cooking and using salt free seasonings. I've increased my fruits and vegetables and whole grains. I've already been drinking 8+ glasses of water a day, so I'm doing fine there ~~ and soda and juice have always been treated as special treats in our home, so there not here to tempt me.
So, had it go for me last week? Everything went down.
Upper Arm: .25
Bust: 2.5 (this may be so large because last week I was TTOTM)
So, 7.75 inches lost overall. And I can definitely feel it in my clothes, even though it's not visible when I look at my body. What an incentive to keep the food changes going.
(Note on measurements: I am really careful about the measurements, measuring multiple times, making sure by looking in the mirror that I have the tape in the right spot, making sure the tape is neither too loose nor too snug, etc.)