Weight Loss

Weight Loss Update

It has been a little less than a week since I began this weight loss journey, so it is time for an update. No frills, no tis is so easy. Just a brutally honest, “this is how my week went” update.

Starting weight: 216

Weight today:210

The good. I haven’t cheated. At all. I’ve made bacon, rootbeer floats, and many amazing things for my guys and I haven’t cheated. There is chocolate ice cream in the freezer, Dove chocolate on the counter, and potatoes in the produce basket. And I haven’t touched any of it.

The bad

It has been a stressful past three days, with the flood, cancelled school, and a death in the family. I’ve wanted to eat a bowl of ice cream. I’ve wanted to eat my stress away. It has been a struggle these past three days. The directions for this health plan I am on is to make sure you eat everything listed and don’t leave anything out. I’ve gotten busy and lazy and haven’t played EXACTLY by the rules. But I am pressing forward and doing MY best. I’m still on track and I’m still losing weight.

I’ve also been tempted to try another health plan. A friend is also on a mission to get healthy and she has lost 15 pounds in three weeks. I looked up what she was doing last night. It was very appealing and every single meal is laid out for you, which means I wouldn’t have to use my brain. It would be easy. BUT…I know this plan works for my body, so I am sticking with it.

The facts

I’ve lost 6 pounds in 6 days. That is a pound a day. I am happy with that. I know what I was eating was killing me and that is why I am ok with changing my habits. I am drinking only water these days as opposed to 4-5 20 ounce Dr. Peppers. That alone will help me drop about 10 pounds. I’ve stayed away from processed sugar and all I have eaten is the natural sugars in foods, which is probably why that apple I had yesterday was sooooo good.

I haven’t had any butter or unhealthy oil. I’ve cut out bread and starchy foods. I’ve upped my leafy veggie intake and have had a salad twice a day. I’ve replaced my heavenly amazing Ranch dressing with a healthier version. I found {this recipe} a few years ago, and I actually like it pretty well. It does still have a slight cottage cheese taste to it so if you don’t care for cottage cheese, you might not like it that well.

I have more energy. I don’t feel the need to be in bed at 9 every night because I am not so run down. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still totally brain exhausted from working in an office all day, but I don’t feel like I have to crash as soon as I get home from work.

If you have been struggling with the thought of getting healthy, there’s no better time than now. It really is worth the sacrifice. I’m 32 years old and my cholesterol is not looking good. My BP is borderline. If you don’t know your numbers, I’d highly suggest getting a physical. That was the push I needed to get things started. If you are ready to make that step, shoot me an email and I will be happy to point you in the right direction.

 

2 thoughts on “Weight Loss Update

  1. Thanks for sharing! I’m trying to lose weight myself and I’ve been failing so miserably… Your post has definitely motivated me to get things started! Are you following a specific diet? Is there an ideal weight you’re looking to achieve? Look forward to following your weight loss journey xx

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