Not too shabby for one week. Although, ask my family and they'll tell you the first 3 days were brutal. Putting up with a crabby and hungry wife and mother. No, I wasn't starving myself to loose this weight, it was merely a matter of training my stomach when to eat and how much was appropriate. I knew I would have this "rough spell" before I started - I remembered it from before. Were there temptations along the way? Yes. Did I cave? Yes. Occasionally. But I took the points regardless of the cookie or chip I succumbed to.
Do I feel different yet? Actually, yes. I am proud of the fact that I'm choosing fruit over a cinnamon roll. And my tummy actually feels less bloated and somewhat flatter.
What do I need to work on? More exercise for sure. My son and I did a 1 mile walk earlier in the week and it felt great. Only took 20 minutes too and that was with a pokey and distracted 10 year old. I should be doing this every day for what little time it takes. Also, more water. Coffee isn't enough to count as my daily fluid intake, so more bottles of water it will be.
So how did I do anyway on my first week? Well, after my first meeting, I am (drum roll please) 4.6 lbs lighter than I was before! Here's a look at the changing me.
Low-cal recipe of the week:
lots of veggies of your choosing
(red, yellow & green peppers, onions, broccoli, zucchini and garlic)
spray a skillet with cooking spray (0 points)
saute veggies until crisp-tender
Serve over whole wheat pasta (1 serving = 4pts) or rice (also 4 pts for one serving).
To add protein, add 2-3oz of steak, chicken or pork. So filling and de-lish.