Ladies and Gentlemen (this is pretty optimistic, I’m sure there is probably only one person reading this blog)
I have begun to experiment in the kitchen. I tried gluten-free cornbread and gluten-free chicken pot pie. I loved that both recipes called for easy (read CHEAP) ingredients. The cornbread was phenomenal although I did add 1/2 can of creamed corn to it and almost 1/4 cup of sugar (we like our cornbread sweet).
Now it’s time to lose weight. I will say that while I am overweight I have not gained weight in over a year. I weigh lass than I did when I gave birth to Bear. When I started last week, I weighed in at my typical amount as I have for the past year. So as long as I can lose the weight, I think I can successfully keep it off.
Starting Weight: 0lbs. Yes, you read that right, I’m weightless. No, just too ashamed to admit my weight in front of the world. I’ll give you a hint, it has 3 digits.
Todays Weight: –2.5 lbs. I actually reweighed myself and I’m down 3.5 lbs, but I’ll use the morning weigh to keep things accurate.
I did well this past week. I have not changed my eating habits, simply portions. I’m trying to use the 0-5 rule. Eat when you are hungry, when you’re tummy feels empty like a 0. Stop when you are halfway full, about a 5 on a 0-10 scale. Obviously you could eat a ton more and stuff your face and be at a 10+, but that won’t fly. I eat one plate full and drink water only with meals. 30-40 minutes later if I’m still hungry, I’ll have a snack.
So far, it hasn’t been too fun. It seems every smell and sight trigger cravings. But I figured if I can make it through the first two weeks, it will get easier. (It WILL get easier).
My goals, hmm…I hope to lose 2 lbs a week. That is a healthy target. I need to start exercising and getting out, but the weather is back to being miserable for the time being.
Sept 17 we are going on a family vacation (well for 2 days but it will be fun). That is 3.5 weeks away, I’m hoping to be down another 6-7 lbs.
October 29 we have a wedding to attend. That is 9.5 weeks away. I think that will be my goal for the 20 lb mark (I’m already 2.5 lbs in)
I’ll reward myself with a fancy new dress (I need one desperately). I’ll start daydreaming about one I can get, but most likely I will buy it off the rack. Whatever strikes my mood that day.
What are your tips, tricks, advice, or warnings as for losing weight?
I know, focus on health and not the number on the scale (or my pants size).