Today marks 2 weeks on track and as of today Iíve lost a total of 8 pounds !
I lost what I gained while on break from Thanksgiving on, including the time I was sick, plus an additional 3 pounds !!! I am now 4 pounds from my initial goal.
Since being on track Ė
~ Iíve had one off program meal Ė pizza for dinner at the end of week one.
~ The only sweets Iíve had are one serving of pudding the first week and meringue cookies.
~ Iíve done three 1000 calorie 3 day challenges.
~ Iíve done cardio most days, strength 2-3 times each week.
~ Iím adding more variety to my workouts.
The challenges are helping a lot. Iím paying a lot more attention to what Iím eating and how much on those challenge days. I also notice that itís carrying over to non challenge days. Iím thinking before I eat, asking myself if Iím making healthy choices, looking at ways to add in more veggies and grains, even more than I was doing before. Iíve always planned my meals each day, but now I find that Iím more careful in my planning. Iím also much more choosey about my snacks.
Todayís Plan - 1000 Calorie Challenge Day 3
B Ė oat bran/juice
L Ė veg chili/brown rice
D Ė spinach soup/bread Ė 1
S Ė Greek yogurt, meringues, V8
Exercise Ė George Foreman video this AM, core/upper body circuits with elliptical this afternoon
Progress and Persistence, Not Perfection