Week One: Off to a Good Start!
Monday, January 14, 2013
My first week on The Simple Diet has passed. I can’t say that it has flown past; but pass it did, and the scale is showing results. I’ve lost six (count ‘em, SIX!) pounds, and feel very satisfied by that.
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about drinking all those shakes. I really don’t enjoy milky-type things very much; in fact, I’m a little lactose intolerant. However, I chose carefully which mixes to use, and so far I feel fine! The taste is actually good, and I am enjoying the shakes. Trying to keep them interesting is the challenge, but there are plenty of different things to mix in to vary the taste. Yesterday, I added pineapple and that was pretty good! Maybe if I got some rum extract, I could pretend it was a pina colada!
The entrees have been fine, too. I have a history of eating Lean Cuisine regularly, so I’m used to having pre-portioned prepared meals. There are so many to choose from. I can’t imagine being bored about the entrees. Plus, I always have two side dishes with my entrée: two servings of fruits and/or vegetables. When I’m finished eating, I am really FULL.
Just a couple of days ago, I began taking Alli whenever I eat one of the entrees. I’ve had good luck with Alli in the past, so I thought I’d include it again. I know some people cannot tolerate it, but I don’t have those “issues,” thank God.
I only ate one bar all week. I had to be out of the house for quite a few hours so I took one along and was glad I did. I got pretty hungry and was happy to eat the bar with a cup of coffee. It filled me up and I was fine until I got home later. If I hadn’t had the bar, I would have had to eat SOMETHING, and given where I was, it probably would have been something bad.
The only near miss was one evening, my college-age daughter came to town to meet up with some friends. She called me and invited me to join them for dinner. Now how can a mom say “no” to that? Of course I went, but I was kind of worried about what I’d eat. I ended up ordering a spinach salad topped with broiled salmon, no croutons, dressing on the side. The salmon was very, very good, and so moist that I did not need any dressing at all. I don’t think there was anything at all wrong with this meal, EXCEPT the portion size was surely too big. Yes, I did finish it. Wished I hadn’t, but I did. Even too much healthy food is too much food.
Have you heard of Fitbit? I’m using one and I love it. It’s a high-tech pedometer that synches with my laptop. I can keep track of so many things: number of steps, calories burned, flights of stairs, etc. I can also record all of my food there, which I do.
Here’s hoping that Week Two will be a good one as well! My husband has to go to the doctor tomorrow for a biopsy, so we are a bit stressed out. We have our fingers crossed and expect good results. Positive thinking!