Three Weeks – 13.2 lbs

This is the last day of week 3 of my lifestyle change. As of this morning’s weigh-in I’ve lost 13.2 pounds (that’s almost a stone for those of you across the pond) in the past three weeks. I feel good, I can actually see that my face looks a little thinner, standing naked in front of a mirror I can see the difference (though at my size I’m sure no one else can see the difference), and I have SO MUCH more energy!

In the past I would have gone a week and a half, two weeks tops, and then given up. I’m going into my fourth week and I see no signs of stopping. The key that is working for me (something I’ve never tried before) is – I don’t deprive myself. When I start denying myself what I want I’m sure to fail. I eat what I want, when I want (just maybe not as much as I want lol). And here’s one of the coolest parts – I have found that the more fruits and veggies and natural foods I eat the less I have a taste for processed and junk food. So the easier it is to NOT WANT those foods. Like last night, my boyfriend and I went to Trader Joe’s. He grabbed a box of one of his favorites – Chocolate Icecream Bon Bons. When we get home he snatched the box out of the bag while I’m putting the groceries away and eats all 6 of his before I can even get the groceries put away. I on the other hand looked at the six remaining in the box and felt no desire to devour them (though in the past I would have been right there with him, scarfing them up). I placed three on a plate and went to check my email. Before I know it they are half melted and just sitting their staring at me like “awww you no love us anymore”. lol Honestly and truly I could care less whether I ate them or not. THAT’S A FRIGGIN MIRACLE!

When I first started I had to force myself to eat more fruits and veggies, I would eat them along side the other stuff I craved, now I crave the healthier food more than the junk. This healthier look at food along with my daily exercise has caused the pounds to come of quite quickly for me. I’m so excited!

Snack Tip – Keep cherry tomatoes (if you like them) in the fridge at all times along with those little individual boxes of raisins in the cabinet. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips (that’s crisps for those of you across the pond) next time grab the cherry tomatoes and raisins. One cup cherry tomatoes is only 27 calories. I tell myself if I still feel like having the chips after I eat the healthier stuff then I will let myself eat the chips. Guess what? Nine times out of ten after I’ve had some of the cherry tomatoes and eaten the raisins I don’t feel like having the chips anymore. πŸ™‚

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. slovie64
    May 11, 2010 @ 21:25:47

    Yay! I also find that when I am hungry a really small snack (like a rolled up ham and cheese) is enough. I think my stomach is shrinking inside! My own personal lap band!

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    • HealthyForMe
      May 12, 2010 @ 08:08:20

      hahah It’s awesome right? πŸ™‚ My stomach inside is shrinking too. My boyfriend and I went to our favorite sushi place (all you an eat). I used to have like THREE PLATES of sushi. Today I could barely eat a plate and a half. My stomach is definitely shrinking and I’m loving that I’m fuller faster! πŸ˜€

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  2. healthandfoodforum
    May 12, 2010 @ 02:43:00

    I think what is helping with your success is your mindset. It sounds like you are concentrating on the positives – what you can do, not what you are being “deprived” of. And, I think that it’s great that you have more energy. Just eating healthier, regardless of weight, helps you feel better. I hope you continue to enjoy great success on your journey towards better health!

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    • HealthyForMe
      May 12, 2010 @ 08:11:02

      Aww thanks hon! That’s very sweet of you, I appreciate the encouragement! It means a lot to me. *hugs* And you’re right, the positive mindset is making all the difference. In the past when I went on a diet I hated every minute of it. But now I don’t look at it like a diet, rather than changing the way I eat forever. And I’m loving every minute of it! πŸ˜€

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  3. Clare
    May 12, 2010 @ 14:48:59

    you’ve hit the nail on the head. it can’t be about depriving yourself or it won’t stick, it has to be about change and everything in moderation.

    you’re doing so great, it’s inspiring!

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