I finished week 1, and the hardest part of this challenge for me is keeping track of everything I eat! I switched to vegetarian meal plans on Spark People, so getting my required fruits and veggies was not such a problem. I also only had 1 day where I went a bit over my calorie budget, and only a couple of days where I felt hungry when eating in my calorie range. (Oddly enough this seemed to happen when I made higher calorie meals for dinner with meat!) I hope the results will show on the scale when I weigh in this Friday
current weight: 153.7
Fitness Minutes: (37,157) Posts: 2,207 2/10/13 4:04 P
Last day of week 1 and after reading the other posts, it looks like I did about the same as most. I reached my goal of at least 5 veggies more often than not. Added fruit a few more days than usual-so I will use week 1 to build on week 2. My daily calorie range needs my attention so I think it will be a another learning curve for week 2. Cannot wait!
Dee--- Georgia USA
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Yeah - not so good I'm afraid and though the veggies and fruit are no problem, because of the work and other socialising, there has been no weight loss at all. Still, here goes week 2. The socialising is over for a while so maybe I can focus a bit harder on healthy. Good luck everyone!
current weight: 438.0
Fitness Minutes: (20) Posts: 5 2/1/13 3:15 P
I am feeling really good! Like others, not perfect every day, but way better on the fruit/veg intake. Energy levels and mood WAY better, and craving for junk are just disappearing. That is kind of a surprise, but when I stopped to really think about it, it makes sense. My body is getting what it needs, so the cravings are gone.
I am not a big veggie fan but I made a conscious effort to eat more this week. I cut up lots of raw veggies for snacks and had more salads. I drank low sodium V8 juice for a quick veggie serving. Not easy but I did it. I do feel better although I'm not loosing much on the scale but I can feel the difference in my clothes. I think the gym is starting to pay off. Hang in there everyone!
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (77) Posts: 10 1/31/13 11:21 P
I consciously ate more veggies I know, so that's a good thing. I prepped carrots and celery and ate more salads, so that's good. It's surprising how many more we can eat when we take the time to eat our veggies. I'm beginning to love that!! I haven't eaten enough I guess to feel that much fuller. As I increase them more, I'll probably feel it more. Good luck everybody!!
"Little by little whittling my middle!"
current weight: 176.5
Fitness Minutes: (4,593) Posts: 2,030 1/31/13 8:53 P
I did a lot more veggies using a combination of fresh and frozen
The brocolli and caulflower filled me up a lot. With canned veggies, I go for the low sodium ones, and still rinse them off to get any extra sodium off
My favorite thing was my vegetarian potato soup. Lots of onions and scallions, small potato and vegetarian broth I made with bits and pieces of extra vegetables
Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
current weight: 192.6
Fitness Minutes: (67,582) Posts: 22,660 1/31/13 8:12 P
How well did you follow through? Good most days but not perfect
Did you notice a positive change in your fullness, found i need to eat at the high end of the calorie range other wise i found my self getting up at night and eating a snack
energy levels, no change noted yet but hope to in the coming weeks or weight loss? no weight loss but no gain so it was a disappointing week in that area but thankful i had no gain learned i need to be careful about canned veggies they are loaded with salt and with winter fresh veggies are hard to can by
Last week, you worked to eat within--not below--your recommended calorie range and experimented with eating more frequently. How well did you follow through? Still have problems getting the in the right amounts but getting better eating more frequently was not a good plan for me but will still work on it. Found my self getting up at night to eat not good and some of my choices were not the best looking back know I canít have ww ice cream bars in the house they my have WW stamped on them but you eat three at one time. No the first week I did not feel positive about feeling full seemed like the more often I ate the more I wanted no change in energy still did my usual work out plan. No weight loss but no gain so it came out even
on to week 2 i know it will be a better than week 1
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