Hello!!! Today when I got on the scale, I was pleasantly surprised to see I was down another 1.4 pounds, meaning in 2.5 weeks, I’ve lost 6.4 pounds. Whew!
MyFitnessPal – Free Calorie Counter
Here’s what I’ve been doing differently: 1) I am starting a fun new campaign with Diet to Go, (more on that later – including your chance to win free meals from them!) so I’ve been enjoying their delicious meals, like Italian stuffed potato shells and egg broccoli breakfast pie. Having the meals ready to go is SO NICE… nothing like not having to turn on your oven or stove when it’s 85 degrees in the house! (Thanks, Los Angeles.)
2) I’ve been suuuuuper OCD about measuring and counting my calories in My Fitness Pal. Despite what my body fat test said (that I could eat 1,900 calories a day and still lose weight!), I’m taking in about 1,480-1,500 calories a day. It’s not starvation, but I’m not gonna lie, it’s hard not to snack at night when the “I’m hungry!” voice starts whining. However, as I learned when chatting with my sister April and she suggested I eat carrots… I replied back without even thinking, “I don’t want carrots!” That revealed that I’m not REALLY hungry, as if you were starvin’, anything would do.
3) Water, water, water. So much water. No more soda, either. So water and unsweetened iced tea and the occasional Perrier.
4) Exercise! I have a few dedicated gym buddies and me and my gal pal Susannah are walking around the lake tonight after work. It’s great having social time because it “tricks” me into exercising if I can have fun and yap the whole way.
So – I’m happy with this week’s progress, I just hope it keeps up. I know typically when I really “try” again for a few weeks I see a nice loss and then everything stops. However, I’m awaiting blood test results and results from an exam to check for anything else funky going on, so if something other than my eating/exercise is stalling me, I’ll know soon!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Egg broccoli breakfast pie sounds yummy! It is easier when healthy meals are prepared ahead of time. I’ve been doing that a lot lately. On Sunday or Monday nights I will prepare my lunches and snacks for the week. I am happy to say my jeans button again 🙂 You know how much I complained about that before!
Oh wait, BROCCOLI PIE?!
I don’t know if I would make the Homer Simpson happiness over food noise to that, haha.
If you come to my neck of the woods, we can go hiking to pretty waterfalls! And I can cook you something with fresh stuff from the farmer’s market! OR, we could go to the Rose Bowl flea market 🙂 Retail therapy AND exercise
Amazing job Alyssa!!!! Staying busy with exercise and measuring and cooking will keep you away from those nasty sodas and junk food!!! Keep up the great work!
well done on your weight loss you must be so pleased, keep going, your doing well