Week 1 Done - results and thoughts
Friday, July 05, 2013
I started eating clean and strict, mostly paleo/primal last friday june 28. I weighed in at 157.4 this morning, which equates to a 3.2lb loss. This is good. However, I was down 4lbs on Monday, and a total of 5 on Tuesday, so I am a little dissappointed that I seem to have 'gained back' 2 pounds over the past 3 days. hmph.
I know I should be happy with the overall loss, as I am in this for the long run. And, here is where people would say to just weigh yourself once a week. I am a numbers girl, so I like keeping track daily. The best thing to do is stop and think about why my weight might be up, instead of continuing downward. Actually, the best thing to do is to just keep keeping on, and to be patient and trust the process. I'll do that. But, I'm also going to think about what I did that may have contributed to the "gain" (it's only temporary, I know).
I ate more fruit than normal (watermelon, a peach, a few bites of pineapple). I also ate heavier dinners than normal (usually just a piece of meat and veggies, but I guess last night and the night before I had more meat than usual). Also, last night I had 2 ears of corn, when normally I won't eat any. I mean, they feed corn to fatten up the cows. And, corn sure isn't paleo... But, it was the 4th, and if that's the worst of my eating over the past week, then I will take it. Because, I really did well! I have had zero alcohol (well I had a sip of Dean's beer yesterday to taste it, but that was it), zero sweets, zero breads, chips, candy, etc. I have been really diligent with my eating. However, I could stand to work on my portions. Also, yesterday we never really sat down to a real meal until around 730pm... I 'grazed' on beef jerky, watermelon, some nuts, a dried fruit snack (oh, DUH, there's a crapload of carbs I didn't need....duh...), and a few cheese sticks. Then, at my sister-in-law's, I ate a million carrots and hummus (which I brought, yay! otherwise, it was crackers, salsa, and chips), then for dinner it was a burger with cheese, no bun, ketchup (not paleo... full of sugar... need to quit that...), 2 ears of corn (bad for you), and some tomato and mozzarella salad. Pretty good day overall, but obviously room for improvement.
So, I'll go into this weekend being more AWARE of what I'm eating. Say NO to grazing! Sit down and eat!
Can't wait to see how I do in another week. This was a great blog for me, because I identified a few areas where I slipped up. I am excited to improve and see where I am in another week. I'm hoping to be down another 2 pounds by next week, which will put me halfway to my 6-week goal. From there, a half pound a week is realistic... of course, I'd be excited to see more, but based on my past history with weight-loss, a half-pound is realistic. :)