Thanks so much for sticking in there with me. =)
The soy chips are labeled as snacks, so I didnt count them as meals. I dont eat 2 in one day, just one on days that I walk twice (typically 2-3 times per week). (I was trying to illustrate that I'd eat a snack EITHER at noonish or in the late afternoon...definitely NOT at both times, though sometimes I'd like to!!). I'll start looking at other snack ideas that are lower in calories and carbs than the MF snacks (SF popsicles or SF jello).
For veggies, I've been eating mainly raw spinach salads (with a bit of lite balsamic vinegrette), or zucchini noodles sauteed in a tablespoon of butter or olive oil (my HF for the day). My other main veggie is in the form of cauliflower, which I shred to make "rice" or "mashed potatoes" to go with some of my meals.
I am generally a meat "purist", so I dont add anything other than Mrs. Dash for seasoning and maybe a spray of Pam so that it doesnt stick to the pan.
My coach has ok'd my current exercise since I was already walking before I started the plan. She did say that I should decrease the intensity (which I have). We have 3 dogs, so walking daily is part of the package of being a pet mom (though I readily admit that hubby, son, and I took turns with the daily walks until a month or two ago). I asked about adding in strength training (light weights, etc) and she suggested I hold off for a few weeks (so its just walking for now).
I can smell a slight odor when I go to the restroom (which I read can be a signal that a person is in ketosis), so I *think* I'm burning fat. The scale just wasnt moving in the right direction this past week.
Another thing I wonder is whether the fact that I have approx 35lbs left to lose means the loss will be slower? When I lost over 100lbs over ten years ago, I lost fast when I had a lot to lose, then the rate of loss slowed down the closer I got to goal.
As Valerie said earlier, I'm going to keep the faith and stick with it. I feel really good, so it certainly doesnt hurt to continue!
| Pounds lost: 8.8