Sunday, August 19, 2012
The first week was a pretty big success as far as I am concerned. I completely eliminated sodas from my diet, hiked two times and stayed within daily caloric intakes (although I did not officially track calories the last 2 days, I have kept up with them) As a result of my work I lost 6 lbs this week! I understand that you tend to loose more at first, and was counting on that at first in case weight loss slows as I become nearer to me goal. I am refraining from posting a picture this week only because of the fact that my measurements are all still the same. Effectively I would be posting the same picture as last week if I did.
Changes this week haven't been exactly easy, but it hasn't been as hard as I expected. Despite the fact that I still crave sodas and sweets, I have been doing a good job. My wife has been my biggest supporter, has been making lower calories suppers, has cooked and proportioned meals for my lunch, and has helped make sure that I am abiding by proper portion control on snacks and other meals. That is a big deal given that I looooove food. I find myself looking forward to my next meal. I just love the taste of food. I am no foodie by any means, but find that, prior to this diet, that I will eat past the point of being full just because I enjoy the taste of something. I could have been full on supper, and still eaten a large bowl of ice cream simply because that it what I was in the mood for. Snacking has also ben a problem for me in the past. I would often grab something to eat simply out of boredom instead of any real hunger. So healthier and properly portioned out snacks throughout the day have at least helped in that manner.
My goals are the same for this week as they were last. Hike for 2-3 hours, abide by suggested caloric intake, and stay away from sodas and sweets (within reason). I'll check back next week to see if any measurement changes have occurred, and will post pics and updates if it has.
As it stands, I am 6 lbs lighter (334 lbs), with a goal of 188 lbs. 146 lbs left to lose!