I lost two pounds last week! WOOO HOOO! I won’t post actual numbers until I correct all the damage from March, April and May, but I am on my way! It may take a while.
I got to the gym daily, but not twice a day. My right knee was bothering me, but I did my full workouts anyway. I was just very careful about getting on and off machines and such.
I’ve shifted my eating a little. First step is substituting broccoli and cauliflower for my frozen lunches three times a week. I’d eat the veggies everyday, but even I would get bored with that, and I’m the type who can eat the same thing for a while. One slice of multi-grain toast with Smart Balance (trademark) peanut butter is either a mid morning snack or part of lunch. Seems to work best as a snack.
And water – always lots of water.
In the world of fast food I tried to stay with salads, dressing on the side. By making these adjustments I was able to eat what my husband made for our dinners on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We bring in dinner on Thursdays and Fridays, which is when I make sure I get the salads.
Next step is to substitute oatmeal for the frozen breakfasts, probably three times a week just like the veggies for lunch. Oatmeal has never been my favorite cereal, but I’ve become used to it. It will be regular oatmeal from a canister, not instant, and I’ll probably sweeten it with Truvia (trademark) and cinnamon (just cinnamon, not cinnamon sugar).
One of my diet buddies had a birthday last weekend. Another is witnessing the birth of her second granddaughter. This coming week my husband and I will find out more about his medical issues. It is good to have the support of friends through the joyous events as well as the not-so-fun times. I am so grateful for my buddies! We push through everything together.
Until next week….