Last weeks weight: 204
This weeks weight: 202.5
Down 1.5 pounds
Goal: 2 pounds a week.
I am a wee bit frustrated, but I am getting past it. Frustration, regret, anger, impatience... are all enemies on a weightloss journey. They only slow you down, and deter you from your goals.
Last year around this time, I was 195. If I had lost 1 POUND A MONTH for the past year, I'd be 183. Obviously I'd rather be in the 180's right now, then in the 200's. But I'm not, because I got impatient and frustrated. This time around, I am trying to remember that no matter how slowly you lose the weight, those single pounds coming off at a time do add up, and you will get to your goal. But only if you cast aside those negative feelings, and continue your new lifestyle with a positive attitude. Because the alternative is going absolutley nowhere, or possibly even further in the wrong direction. As I did.
This past week I've been doing something I've never done before. I've been juicing for my breakfasts, and sometimes lunches too. I haven't been too strict with it... I didn't want to feel like I was on one of those crazy diets that never work. There were a couple mornings where I didn't feel like juicing, or didn't have the time, so I would have a healthy breakfast instead, and have a juice for lunch. And there were times I wanted a salad or turkey wrap instead of a juice for lunch, and so I would skip juicing for that meal. I always had at least one juice a day as a meal replacement.
|Green apple, grapes, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, tomato.|
I've actually really enjoyed replacing one to two meals a day with juicing. What led me to juicing, was I felt like even when I was trying to eat healthy, I was eating way too much bread, pasta, and dairy in my diet, and not enough fruits and veggies. I thought juicing would solve both of those problems, which it has. I just wish the results were as good as I had hoped. I am going to keep replacing one to two meals a day with juicing for the next week, and see where it takes me.
For snacks I've been eating veggies and hummus- a new favorite! Yogurt with or without grape nuts, or cheese with almonds or walnuts.
For dinner I've made turkey taco lettuce wraps, turkey sloppy joe's, spaghetti with turkey sausage, and chilli.
This past week went really well. I only had a couple days where I felt like I didn't eat the best of things, but even so, I kept within my calories on those days. I never had a bad day where I went off the deep end. A small miracle.
I am happy with my choices over the past week, and I feel really proud of all the temptations I overcame. That is the only thing I am focusing on. That, and doing even better this week.