Monday, January 21, 2013
I have good news to report! I weighed myself this morning after my first week of BFFM and I weigh 198lbs!! I lost 1lb during the last week, eating a CRAZY amount of food. I am so pleased! I was worried that with a higher-calorie plan, I'd gain weight but apparently that's not the case. I will definitely be sticking this one out for the long haul.
It was a challenging week... but not in the way you might think. I enjoyed the food I ate, I was always full and never hungry, I enjoyed pushing myself harder in the gym, etc. The hard part was preparing each and every meal the night before. By the time I get home from the gym it's usually close to 7pm. I then have to have my 5th meal of the day, then cook all my meals for the next day, do the dishes, shower, etc... and by the time I'm done all of that - it's bedtime.
I needed to find a way to get organized so I spent quite a few hours in the kitchen on Saturday and cooked an enormous amount of food. I then divided it all into individual portions (my scale and measuring cups saved the day), placed the portions in small plastic bags, and wrote on the bag the type of food, the amount and the calories of that portion. So for example, I froze turkey meat so on the bag it would say "Turkey, 120 g, 189 calories". No guess work. It's all been done. Now, every night, I just need to grab a few bags out of the freezer for the next day. I think this might be my saving grace since for a few hours of work, I got 2 weeks worth of food ready.
Mind you, I still have to cook veggies during the week, boil eggs and cook my omelettes and oatmeal but it will save me so much time in the evening that I can now spend on myself!
Another struggle I had was staying on schedule during the weekend. I was so busy cooking and cleaning that I didn't get enough calories in on Sunday and I didn't drink enough water. I will get better now that I have ready-made food in the freezer.
I'm feeling really great about this plan and I can see success in my future. I already weigh less than I have in a LONG time so I'm feeling amazing. Who would have thought I could eat so much and still lose weight!?
Also, on a personal note, I went on a first date yesterday with a handsome, smart, ambitious man who has everything I'm looking for. I'm hopeful, but realistic. The date went really well but it's too soon to know where this will lead.
Things are starting to look up!