Friday weigh-in: week 210/07/2011 at 2:49 pm | Posted in weight loss | 15 Comments
Tags: diet, losing baby weight, weight loss
Week number two? Not so bad.
I actually lost weight by making small adjustments to my lifestyle. I parked far away from Target, the grocery, work. I stored my snacks and meals in the downstairs break room fridge, to force myself to climb more stairs … and think twice about whether or not I was really hungry. I replaced sweet tea with Diet Coke. I skipped dessert at lunchtime (dinnertime desserts are a whole other story). I drank a ton of water. I kept up my food journal (thanks to the advice of so many of you!)
And it paid off!
I know this is the easy part. The hard stuff will come when I get serious about exercise (still can’t figure out how to work it into my schedule) and when I hit that inevitable plateau.
But I’m going to enjoy this small victory. And I’m going to keep up (and improve on) these lifestyle changes. Eventually, I’d like for that Diet Coke to be unsweet tea. One thing at a time …
Here are this week’s stats:
The scale says: -3 pounds (!!!!!)
Fried chicken count: 0 (But I ate fried okra. And fried green tomatoes. Dang.)
Exercise: Light walks with the girls; climbing more stairs; parking further away everywhere
Highs: Losing three pounds; being able to button one pair of jeans
Lows: Eating said fried foods; feeling winded after a flight of steps
Moral victory of the week: Saying “no thank you” when the Panera lady offered me a treat from the bakery
Moment of weakness: Those delicious little cupcakes from the Deputy (totally worth it)
Progress toward goal: Three pounds down, 17 to go.
How was your week? Which foods are the most difficult for you to avoid?