For the last several months – actually year, I’ve been riding the weight loss roller coaster. One week I would have a decent loss, the next I would gain. Sometimes I would have two losses in a row and sometimes I would have 3 gains in a row. In other words, I really wasn’t accomplishing anything accept driving myself crazy.
What was holding me back? Me. In the back of my head, I knew that “diets” didn’t work. In order to lose weight and keep it off long term, you have to make changes that you’ll be able to maintain long term. When I stopped eating carbs, I lost weight. I just didn’t think this was something that I could maintain forever, nor did I want to. I’m still eating a lot less carbs a.k.a processed crap. Today for lunch I had some quinoa and sauteed veggies. (leftovers from dinner last night)
I’m still participating in the vegetarian challenge that I told you about the other day. Even though it didn’t start until Tuesday of this week, I haven’t had meat since Saturday, but I did have fish on Sunday and Monday.
As I mentioned, I watched the movie Forks over Knives this week. I also watched the follow up to this called Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue and another documentary called Food Matters. I realize everyone has their own opinions and I don’t want to shove anything down anyone’s throat, but everything I learned from watching these films makes sense to me.
We have 9 days left in our Weight Loss Challenge! I started the challenge at 176.2 lbs and this morning I weighed in at 166.8. That’s almost 10 lbs gone! This is the lowest number I’ve seen on the scale in a really long time. I also wore a Size 10 pair of capris to work today. :) Needless to say, I’m feeling really good and I don’t miss all of the processed junk that I used to eat. Dane said that he could never give up meat, but I honestly haven’t been missing it.
Does this mean that I’m never going to indulge again? Of course not. I’m human and sometimes you just have to allow yourself a treat, but for the most part my meals are going to revolve around whole foods and fruits/veggies.
I’m looking forward to Group Power class in the morning – and this time I’ll be properly fueled!