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Week 3: 1.2lb down - 8lbs to get back to GOAL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So I only lost 0.2lbs this week. Yes you read that right. I was totally hoping for 1lb but I guess that's all I was doing was hoping. I got sloppy with tracking every BLT but I think Monday I started doing a better job at tracking.

I know that I need to be perfect to get the weight off and now that my daughter is back at dance I'm using the opportunity to read Body for Life for Women. I had started it but never finished. It was a reminder that at this point in my life as the writer puts it emoticon"If I've been winging my diet up to this point, the winging is over. From this point on, to stay at a healthy weight and an optimal level of body fat, I have to to pay attention to what, how much and how often I eat period.

Since Monday I have been trying to stick to these principles:
- Paying attention to the quality of food: Am I eating Smart Foods 80% of the time?
- The Quantity of food: Am I paying attention to portion sizes?
-The frequency of food: Am I eating small meals made up of Smart Proteins, Smart Carbs, and Smart Fats five to six times a day?

So I have cut back on breakfast and have added back in my protein shake. That has really helped me scale back on lunch and I don't have that afternoon mindless snacking going on.

I've been having the desire to eat out so that will probably happen this weekend but it will be a smart choice.

Until next week. Trying to have my break-through week.
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