Down 1.8 pounds. I'll admit to being just a tad disappointed but then I checked myself and was very happy. The goal is between 1 and 2 pounds per week...well duh...last time I checked 1.8 was on the high side of that scale. Jeez.
Last week was odd. I'm still in the honeymoon phase of an eating plan which, in case you've never been on a diet...you know...if you just landed from another galaxy, means that right now it's all sunshine and roses. Things are new and shiny and my commitment is strong.
Prior to this...that usually lasted a whopping 2 weeks for me.
Anyway, last week was good. Jenny food tastes really good and the plan allows for enough "sweet and salty" to satisfy that need for me. It also allows for as many non-starchy vegetables as you want (which I love) and fruit to supplement the day. Overall a healthy, balanced and filling diet.
Except that I was hungry. Sometimes really hungry. Not pass out starving but really hungry. It usually hit between breakfast and lunch and then again in the evenings after dinner. Well, you may ask, what did you do about it?
Not a damn thing. In the morning I just got a cup of coffee which filled my stomach and held me over till lunch. In the evening? I went to bed early.
In the morning it's really about hunger. At night? It's about habit, boredom and the fact that my family room is literally part of my kitchen and vice versa. So removing myself from the situation was the best thing I could do.
I also added Soupetizers to my menu this week. They are little broth based soups you have with dinner. I had one last night and it really helped to stave off the hunger. But I still went to bed early because I got bored and wanted to eat.
Breaking a habit is tough! (She said with a high degree of sarcasm.)
So I'm ready for week 2. I swear this time it's different. I'm really very Zen about the whole thing. When I start thinking about food I recite this mantra, "it's only food...it's only food...it's only food". It puts me back in the right frame of mind.
I'm eating to live, not living to eat.
"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us."
~Peter De Vries