Assignment #10: Time to look at the diet plan, clean the fridge, tidy the pantry, make a grocery list and shop.
Assignment #11: Get to know your teammates.
I have been commenting on blog posts, spark pages, and the message boards as much as I can handle.
Assignment #12: My general program for weight loss/healthy living.
- Drink 64 oz of water per day.
- Calorie limit is 1700 per day.
- Burn at least 710 calories per week.
- Weigh in Friday Mornings.
- Lights out and in bed at 9:00pm.
- Search for and try Spark recipes.
- No soda and no McDonald's for the duration of this challenge (8 weeks).
Assignment #13: Plan for success - do your homework today so you succeed tomorrow.
I have planned my meals for the week and I am good to go.
Assignment #14: Prepare yourself for success by having the words that will move you to action and keep you on track for the 8 Weeks of the 5% Challenge.
"I have never regretted a work out, nor choosing healthy food. However, I deeply regret the skipped works and junky food that made it impossible to maintain the body I used to have."
Yesterday I stayed within my calorie range and ate clean, healthy food; and while the success felt great at the end of the day, physically I felt crappy. It wasn't that I was starving, it was that I felt like my body was having withdrawals. Is it possible that my body has become physically addicted to the unhealthy, sugar coated, fat-laden food that I have been fueling myself with for years? I had a head ache and found myself salivating for cheeseburgers, fries, sodas and cookies. This feeling was enough to gross me out and want a healthier life style and diet all the more.
I am making a commitment to myself for the next 8 weeks. I will not be drinking soda and I will not be eating McDonald's. I may not have the cleanest diet compared to some, but the way I felt yesterday without it was alarming.
This morning I was 204 lbs on the scale, which is 5 pounds lighter than 2 weeks ago. Just need to keep on pushing and believe I can do it.