One week in, and 4.5 pounds gone!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yes yes YES! I wasn't going to check the scale, I really wasn't. I'd been off to a great start, but I started to second guess myself. My pants felt slightly looser, but were they really? I thought I felt slight changes in my body, but had I gone backwards? My tracking, eating, and exercise had been pretty good in the last week, but it could have been better.

For example:
-My nephew had a major milestone and we all celebrated with pizza one night. I stuck to one piece, filled up on salad, and avoided the dessert. But still...pizza.
-The next day we took a one-day road trip to the beach. I packed healthy snacks, but we picked up breakfast and sandwiches for lunch -- I stuck to healthier choices, but things you don't make yourself will never be as healthy as you'd like. Then we got pizza for dinner at our fave place, and at $20 a pie we couldn't let any go to waste...so I ended up eating four pieces. FOUR PIECES! OF PIZZA!
-Sunday was busy, and my workout was blah. Just not motivated, and I cut it short to run some errands.

All of this, plus a stern but not incredibly strict method of sticking within calorie counts for the day but not always eating whole foods, and I still was able to lose 4.5 pounds in a week! WOW!

This experience has taught me that even with some flexibility built into your routine, as long as you do the best you can and try to stick to your daily calorie limits without gorging on unhealthy options most of the time, you can still come out ahead. I am sure that as the initial few pounds comes off, things will change and the weight will not come off as easily, but for now I am confident that I can make this work.

I am proud of myself and this major step forward. I feel good with what I've accomplished and my new game plan. What a great way to start the day!
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