It’s Monday here and it’s off:) Loving the Queen’s Birthday at the moment! I’ve been good, but struggling with my ‘non-diet’.. It sure isn’t easy all the time fitting in the exercise every day, and not munching in the evening – at all.
I used to snack in front of the tv.. with Grapes, grapefruits, etc.. fruit fruit fruit.. and didn’t lose any weight… Too many calories in the sugary yummies to do so! So, had to cut it all out.. (and eat the fruit earlier in the day…) to actually get a result on the scale.
As you’ve probably noticed on the ticker, I’ve lost 3lb/62! It’s good, but at the same time.. the reason I didn’t just Blog about it right away, and still don’t really feel like telling the world is because I don’t expect this entire ‘non-diet’ to work out. I’ve failed SO many times, that I Just don’t believe this is going to get anywhere. Yay! A Pity Party! ahahah Just kidding. I don’t feel ‘sad’ for myself.. as my weight is directly the result of my choices. It’s just “hard” to make the right choice. If it wasn’t, everyone would be skinny, right?!
So, yes, I’ve lost 3lb so far and I’ve done really well these last 2 days of this new week.. and today, which is my 3rd day – I’ve also fit in my exercise.
I have to admit here that to ‘lose’ the easy extra calories in my meals, I’ve switched everything I could to “light”… It gives me more food for less calories or as much food for less or less food, for even less calories.. Win-win-win.
Apart from that first step, I also decided to try out some Weight Watcher foods – like their Jam.. which has barely any calories, and is SUPER yummy. I don’t eat lots of jam in general.. but if I feel like some with my crepe.. I can have a dab of it on the side of my plate and know it’s fine.
I also stock my pantry with little treats.. for snacks.. which are low calorie. I got some kind of multigrain crackers (made of soy with lindseeds, sunflower seeds, etc) ..which are 4 crackers for 112 calories or something.. super yummy and filling. As well, as some chocolate type WW bars.. which are about 90 calories for 1 bar.. and SUPER sweet and gooey. They really taste like a ‘real’ chocolate bar for a sugar hit.
So, between those two type of snacks.. I’m pretty happy. That said, I only have them if I feel ‘hungry’ .. it’s not an automatic 3pm thing. I’ve also switched 1 of my afternoon black coffees for a green tea. Not sure what that’ll do, but I’m thinking it can’t hurt?
What else… hmmm. 8 glasses of water (which I seriously hate…as I don’t feel “that” thirsty… and HATE going to the ladies’ room every two minutes!)… 1 hour of Cardio a day, eating within my calorie range, and 1 green tea a day. That’s really what I’m doing right now.. and NOT eating ANYTHING at all after dinner. And we eat dinner early. :-( I’m talking 4pm something here. So, I seriously get HUNGRY by 8pm.. but no, no food. What I do instead is get my Earl grey with a tiny bit of light milk… and it does the trick until the next day. That milk just makes me feel right again. Makes all the difference in the world.
So, yes. One day at a time. I’m coming on to my Toms so, I might not weigh myself next week and just wait for the following one. Will see how it goes. Anyway, there you have it. :) Back to my crafting now!!
Sending you big HUGS and lots of love!