Well it's that time again. I've been writing this journal for 6 months now, roughly losing from 320 down to 285 in 6 months. That's 35lbs. Not too shabby. I had my February pitfall - going from a 12lb loss to a 4lb loss, and my April stagnation, going from an 8lb loss to this month's total - a 4lb loss. My inches are much more impressive, at a loss of 8.5". That helped me break through the final barrier and make it finally into a size 26. I'm now 3.5" from a size 24. I haven't been a size 24 in I don't know how long. Since my 14 year old was in diapers I'm sure.
I'm anxious to see how this "weekday" diet affects next month's totals. I didn't get to "officially" weigh in today. Steven had to work a double shift last night, and still had errands to run this morning. By the time I got up he was crawling into bed. But according to my home scale I weighed in at 291lbs just a few hours ago, which means that my morning weight would have been about three pounds less - and my home scale is 3-4lbs off anyway. I thought I'd just go ahead and let the 285 stand, since I promised I'd let GNC be my "weight of record". So we'll wait for Saturday for the latest weight loss news.
I have to admit I'm getting impatient. Most of it is regret that I haven't made good choices and it added up to a couple of months where I didn't get the results I wanted. That's why it's not difficult to do this limited calorie diet. And this is a diet. It doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. I start each day with an eating plan - mapping out everything I am going to eat that day. I like having that structured. Maybe that's why I had such a problem with my free day - I felt out of control. I didn't like that feeling at all.
The 2100 calorie diet didn't affect me that way, or even the 1800 calorie day in the middle of the week when I ate heavy Mexican food. Just the free day. I can't believe I used to live my life that way. I can tell you with almost certainty if I ever gave up monitoring my food - I'd go back to the way I was in no time. And I can tell you with an even higher degree of certainty - that's not going to happen.
I read a funny article today on wild celebrity diets. I've included the link below.
I give you all permission to spank me with a wet noodle if I try any of these diets.
This "weekday" diet is as extreme as I've gotten - or want to get. I figure this will work for a while and if it stops then I have other tried and true methods that will keep it going.
But my Daily Affirmation shows my continued confidence that I will do it this time - Next Stop: Thinville.
DAILY AFFIRMATION: I definitely can handle the rest of my Journey to 145lbs.
Calories: 1271 / 25%