Saturday, August 09, 2008

11 down 33 to go

So I got on the scale this morning and I have lost 11 pounds since the first of July! Yay! I am super stoked. I am 1/4 of the way through my goal. I thought for sure since I had to stop running after hurting my back I would stop losing too but so not the case. It just keeps coming off.

I have changed my eating habits ever so slightly too. I have eliminated Carls Jr. completely from my diet. They are totally banned. I won't let Dillon eat there anymore either. I am not sure what they do differently, but you can take almost anything on their menu, stack it up against a competing nasty fast food place and count on CJ's calories being close to double. I had no idea and used to love eating their Famous Star with cheese. It was in passing that my supervisor mentioned something about my lunch I had just eaten from there being over 1200 calories. I was so close to just blowing it off because of how absurd it sounded but decided to investigate. She was right! Almost 1600 for a medium combo meal alone. I could have crapped myself when I found that out. Just getting rid of CJ's alone would have probably made a big difference, but I have also cut back on portions, traded snack items for more healthy snack items - dried fruit, small servings of nuts, etc. If I am hungry and I don't think I should be, I will drink water to make sure I am not just thirsty before I eat. It's very common for humans these days to mistake thirst with hunger.

It's been awesome. I haven't once felt like I was without or missing something from my diet since I started. I think that screws people a lot when dieting. I have done it before too. They start this new radical diet, miss foods and feel hungry all the time, and then fall off and end up back where they were or worse. If I want something, I have it. If it's something that isn't the best for me, I either substitute or just eat a small portion. Fortunately, I haven't had any real bad cravings since I started. I am sure they will come, but it won't be a big deal. It's when you get really hungry that you run into trouble - BINGING.

I watched Kevin James' stand-up the other night on comedy central. He was talking about how everyone has their own advice on how to lose weight and about when people who are bigger than him try to give him weight loss advice. I keep thinking about that as I am writing this post, but I really think this is a good approach I am taking. So you're getting it anyway.

1 comment:

Reano Family said...

Congrats! 11 lbs, that's awesome, and I can't believe that info about CJ. Shocking! Anyway, keep it up!