Date night at Boomer’s! They were having their anniversary $2.99 burger deal.
I’m gonna get straight to the point and tell you I didn’t lose anything this week. Nothing. I worked out for an hour and a half five days this week. I haven’t consumed any sweets in 29 days, and all Ive lost is 7 pounds this month. I needed to lose 10 pounds each month to hit my 30 pounds in 90 days goal.
Mr. Gaunt also didn’t lose anything. He might be more angry about it than I am. He says “then why did I work out every day?!” and I tell him I just don’t know.
I look at the things I eat and I just don’t think I’m doing that poorly. Yeah sometimes I have sushi. Sometimes I eat Lean cuisine Spaghetti. Sometimes I drink two lattes in one day. But isn’t that just life? Shouldn’t working out all the time counteract those occasional poor choices?
The funny thing is, all week I felt really really good. I felt like I looked ok, that my clothes fit better. I was SURE I had lost some weight. So yes I’m a little annoyed that I didn’t, but I’m going to focus on feeling in shape, not the number on the scale.
However I’m going to tweek my eating habits just a little bit this week and see if by the end of the week I can’t be slightly closer to my goal. Also I missed food journaling twice this week, this wont happen next week. You will see all 7 days.
So I hope everyone else had a good week. I didn’t get any texts, and I havent heard of much weight loss success these days from others. Don’t lose faith, just keep working at it. It will happen.
1. Thou Shalt Not Wear Pants that Stretch
Your clothing is an early-warning system for weight gain. When it’s getting hard to snap your jeans, you know it’s time to be vigilant. Wearing stretchy clothes allows you to live in ignorance of how your body is growing, making it easier to pack on pounds without knowing it.
2. Thou Shalt Not Keep Fat Clothes in Your Closet
When you keep the clothes you wore at an unhealthy weight, it gives you a back-up plan if the pounds don’t come off. Instead, force yourself to stay on track by 86ing your “fat pants.”
3. Thou Shalt Not Eat Meat That Walks on Four Legs More Than Once a Week
Meat that comes from an animal with 4 legs is higher in saturated fat (the unhealthy kind) than that which comes from 2-legged animals such as chickens, or animals with no legs, like fish. Plus: women who eat large amounts of red meat more than once a week have a 50% higher chance of dying from heart disease and have higher cancer rates.
4. Thou Shalt Not Graze
Plan your meal before you open the refrigerator, get what you need, and close the door. Opening it throughout the day leads to impulsive choices and overeating.
5. Thou Shalt Not Eat After 7:30pm
When you eat late at night you are more likely to be eating in front of the TV (when you won’t pay attention to how much you’re putting in your mouth) and you’re more likely to pick high-calorie snacks.
6. Thou Shalt Not Pile Food More than 1 Inch High or Within 2 Inches of the Plate Edge
Larger portions equal more calories. ‘Nuff said.
7. Thou Shalt Not Chew Food Less than 20 Times Per Bite
Chewing allows your body to realize that you are eating food, prompting it to create a sensation of fullness at the appropriate time. When you don’t chew enough, you get ahead of that process, eating well past when you are actually satisfied.
8. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Plate
Spend your day nibbling bites on someone else’s sandwich or afternoon snack, and you will add on 1,000 calories easy.
9. Thou Shalt Not Carry Small Bills
Nothing loves a small bill better than a vending machine. When you have them at the ready, you are one step closer to an impulsive, calorie-loaded afternoon slip up.
10. Thou Shalt Not Eat While Standing Up
Eating sitting down enables you to be aware of what you’re eating and eat it slowly so that your body can tell you your full before it’s too late.