Monday, December 5, 2011

R4P2 - Day 8 - Monday

Start Weight 160.0
Today's weight 154.5

Total weight loss first week - 5.5

No I haven't given up. I'm still plugging along. Still struggling with this round and haven't been staying completely on protocol. I'm sure thats why I've only lost 5.5 pounds my first week. I haven't been able to gice up my coffe with flavored creamer yet and I've also had some half & half in my broccoli soup on 3 days in a row and for 2 out of the 3 I also added a little cheese to the soup. Yesterday I had ribeye steak instead of New York, which has a lot more fat, but tasted oh so much better. I'm determined to do better this week. No more cheats. I'm just not sure I can give up my coffe in the mornings!

A friend of mine, who is also on the program, had a wonderful idea. She's taken to substituting her meat with non fat Greek yogurt. 1 cup is 130 calories and has 23 grams of protien in it. Last night I made my broccoli soup and added the 1/2 c yogurt instead of the half & half and the whole bowl was only 115 calories. Then I took the other 1/2 cup of yogurt, added a little stevia and strawberries for a wonderful desert. My total calories were only 215. The half & half alone that I was putting in my soup had more calories than that. It's a really nice chance of pace when I'm tired of meat!

I'd like to lose 5 pounds per week. I'm staying on Phase 2 until December 23, when we go camping for 4 days. I'll stop taking the drops during those 4 days and resume the drops on the 27th. Then I will be on Phase 2 until the end of January or until I've lost the weight I've gained. Out anniversary is in February and I'd really like to be down into a dress I couldn't wear last year. It will probabaly take that long for me to get my mind wrapped around doing maintenance the RIGHT way!

Lunch - 165

1 c Greek yogurt

Dinner - 220

100 g chicken
8 oz mushrooms

Total calories - 385

Mushrooms aren't on protocol but it was the last I had in the frig and didn't want them to go to waste. Especially since they were the baby portabellas! They did make a tasty dinner. If it doesn't effect my weight loss too much I may have them again.

Still working on my water intake. It's been so stinkin cold here that the last thing I want to do is drink a lot of water. Makes me that much colder! I hate cold weather, by the way. having grown up in sothern California, I still can't adapt to it and I have no clue as to how to dress to keep warm. I'm either freezing or I over dress and I'm roasting. No happy medium here!

Friday, December 2, 2011

R4P2 - Day 4

Start weight 160.0
today's weight 156.3
Loss -.4

Not as good as I had hoped, but it's still a loss. Yesterday I had chicken and mushrrooms for lunch which is off protocol, but I didn't want to see them go to waste. I also had elk that my son-in-law gave me. Very lean meat.

This round is so far the hardest one I've done and I'm not sure why. I'm really struggling with it. Haven't been able to completely give up my coffee creamer in the mornings. I know that's why my weight loss is slower this round than others, plus I really didn't load. I had already gained so much weight that I just didn't want to put on more. I ate pretty normal exepct on Sunday when I had 3 candy bars. Maybe that's why it's already been so hard.

Lunch - 250

100 g turkey
2 c broccoli

Dinner - 181

100 g elk
2 c lettuce

Total - 431

Still working on my water intake. When I have errand or appointments and I know I'm going to be out and about it's hard to drink a lot of water because I'm always searching for a bathroom.