I'm excited to report that I've lost 5 pounds since my last Fat to Fit post. Yay me!
Of course, it's the long haul that is always the challenge, but I'm happy for this little victory nonetheless. I feel motivated and committed and haven't been tempted to cheat at all.
Wait...there was last Friday when I had chicken fingers and fries, so ok, I cheated a little. But I got serious last weekend when I started using the "My Fitness Pal" app for the Iphone. Somehow, being accountable for what I eat and recording it and having a calorie goal each day keeps me on track I feel like I might just make my weight goal before the Summer and that feels good.
They still get to lap the last of the milk in my cereal bowl, but since I'm only using half a cup of milk, well, there isn't much left for 3 dogs to lap. They wait patiently and stare at me as I'm eating and the whining starts just when the cereal runs out and the last drops of milk are left. Not from me, mind you, from the dogs. Well...sometimes I whine too, if I'm still hungry.
They are smart little dickens. I bought some GNC protein powder and 2 or 3 mornings out of the week, I'll have a shake in the morning instead of my usual cereal. Guess they don't like protein drinks because if they hear the blender in the morning, they don't even bother coming downstairs.
So, back to dieting. Here's my little fitness take-away from this post:
1. Keeping track of what I eat and having a calorie limit helps me eat less
2. I can still have a glass of wine after dinner, if I plan out my calories accordingly (Because that's my 5th food group)
3. A belly full of vitamins in the morning after breakfast helps fill me up. (although the burps that ensue are none too pleasant)
4. For me, eating dinner later, like 6:30 or 7, helps me to not snack later in the evening because I'm still full from dinner. (I know this one might be a no-no to some, but it works for me)
I hope to keep this up! Can't wait to read everyone else's diet adventures. Happy Friday!
|What my dog, Lucy, thinks of this whole dieting business|