I just wanted to check in with everyone who is trying to drop some pounds this new year. I don’t have scales to weigh myself, so I won’t know until I go back to the Dr. in a few weeks. That’s probably good for me though, otherwise I make myself crazy weighing everyday or even more! So, I have to wait until the Dr. tells me, but, that’s also good because it’s a larger number I get to hear, rather than watching it pound by pound.
I am doing a combination of things. You all know I am still in bed after my surgery, the Physical Therapist said he hopes to have me standing by the end of the week, YAY! I can go shopping soon! Back to weight loss, I have drastically cut down how much I eat, that’s because I was drastically overeating! lol I had a slaw dog for dinner the other day and a teaspoon of coleslaw on the side with about 6-9 Pringles. I was telling my husband that last time I had slaw dogs for dinner, I ate 3, and a few tablespoons of cole slaw and many more chips! I cannot believe how much I was eating! Now I am full all the time, I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am not. I am eating the same things, with a few tweaks – but, I don’t want to change everything drastically, that works out to be negative in my head and I know I will just go back to the way I was eating before, eventually. So, I eat the same things, just less.
We know that it’s important to watch cholesterol, fat, carbs, & calories, but, I read (and it was a DUH moment for me!) that if I eat the same, just less, I will be cutting down my cholesterol, fat, carbs, & calories! I did go from 4 teaspoons of sugar to 3 in my coffee each morning, and once I can get up and around, I plan to change the “white stuff” to brown, ie: flour, pasta, etc. I also heard that guava juice is sweeter than sugar and I plan to try that as well. But, now I have to balance frugal with healthier – I mean c’mon there are a ton of FREE things and very low cost things we buy in bulk on sale that aren’t good for us. I know at one point, I probably had 100 cake mixes, frostings, and brownie mixes, not to mention the enormous supply of Warm Delights and Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa – all FREE or pretty close to FREE! Oh, don’t get me wrong, I will still buy them, just probably not consume them, after all it’s all about the “sport” of getting things for FREE! lol
So, it’s your turn to spill, how much have you lost or if you’re having trouble losing, share that, too. Also, how are you losing? What works or doesn’t work for you? What advice can you give us all. Need support? Speak up!
Read all about my journey and how I lost over 100 lbs.