Word of warning: I got a bit wordy (Ok, wordier than usual) today!
I was able to stay true to my goals for the challenge again this week! Holy COW that's a miracle! Once again, the days went by just fine without a hitch. No time spent thinking about eating something or sneaking a snack! Maybe this really does mean I'm finally over using the food for anything other than it's purpose!
Water intake stayed the same-- I was able to drink 64 oz of water each and every day followed by another 16-24 oz of my beloved iced green tea made with spring water, Splenda, and lemon juice.
Calories: Once again, I have not had trouble with keeping the calories down. I am still giving credit for this to 1- livestrong.com; b- Debbi's delicious recipes; 3-my own sheer determination; and d-the challenge.
yesterday's post). I planned accordingly and had some great low-calorie dishes prepared. Even with everything that was going on and the two containers of Bryers Ice cream and the huge cookie cake that the kids brought into the house---I DID NOT GO OFF MY PLAN ONE SINGLE TIME! That's right! I stuck completely to my plan and did NOT venture off at all! I wasn't even tempted! WHAT?!
Oh WAIT--Friday night I DID eat AFTER 8:00 pm. BUT it was because we didn't eat supper until 8:30 and I had nothing after supper at all nor did I snack before. So I do NOT consider this a cheat- it was supper. I just wanted y'all to know that I did eat after 8:00 since one of my goals is no eating after 8:00. That was too wordy, wasn't it?
Here's the breakdown for week two:
- Saturday: 1121
- Total calories for the week: 8779
- This weekend was not difficult at all which tells me that, so far, I'm determined to to make this a permanent life-style change.
- I usually eat about an hour or so after walking in the mornings. Yesterday, it was so humid that I just wasn't hungry. However, my dad had cooked two pieces of turkey bacon for me when I returned so I went ahead and ate them--but nothing else. My discovery is that IF I DON'T eat the calories I'm accustomed to for breakfast (a two-egg-white omelet with a smidge of Cabot's extra sharp cheddar and two pieces of turkey bacon), I get hungry too quickly for lunch.
- This is not really a discovery as I already knew it---it's more of a reminder: I shouldn't let myself get hungry because then I've waited too long and, in the past, would overeat to compensate. I did discover yesterday that I can control that overeating tendency. Hey! That's a discovery after all! (and too wordy).
On a related note, I'm so very much hoping to be able to walk/run (at least) a 5K by Thanksgiving! Ambitious? Maybe. But one just never knows what one can do when determination is present!
Here are the numbers for week 1:
Inches: -3 total (chest:= -.5; hips = -1; waist = -1.5; neck = -0) Total for 3 weeks:-13 inches off forever!
While this has worked out great for me so far, I still find myself waiting on the proverbial 'other shoe to drop' almost daily. I'm extremely grateful that it hasn't but I have no idea what the future holds. All any of us can do is take this thing one hot summer day at a time.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!