Ok... it's the moment of truth. I have officially been working on my New Years Resolution for one full week. I have to admit that I didn't do as well as I had hoped and made some "bad" choices. The first day went great... then by day two I seemed to be starving! I think I thought about food all the time because I knew I couldn't eat all day long like I used to.
By the second day I had already changed my plan. I went from "eat only at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and eat only healthy foods" to "I'm going to make a conscious effort to cut back my portions and make healthier choices." I'm not depriving myself of anything, but I'm also not going to eat 6 cookies a day (anymore... hehe).
Planning meals was hard. I only have a couple of "healthy" recipes that I know by heart. And that's usually how I cook. So I spent some time researching some fun and yummy recipes. I'm going to start incorporating them soon. This week we had whole wheat pasta with shrimp and vegetables. My trick is to really load up the veggies and really cut back the pasta. So it seems like you're having a nice size meal, but you're filling up on the good stuff. We also had chicken stir fry which was simply chicken breast and mixed peppers. I will keep you updated as I find and try new recipes.
So here are my results...... (I wasn't going to post my actual weight... but Life with the Lebedas motivated me and reminded me that it's for my own good, it makes me accountable)
Week 1 - 177.2
Week 2 - 174.8
Goal - 150
YAY!! I am very happy with my results. This is what I needed to motivate me to stick with it!
So this is what I would like to know from you.... What do you do to get over those moments where you really want to eat? I've heard chew apiece of gum, brush your teeth, munch on carrots. I really need some strategies to get through the tough times!
How did everyone else do? I would love to hear your struggles and successes! And head on over to Life with the Lebedas and Mommy's Free Time to check out their weight loss challenge!