I've been doing good for the past 10 days. Drinking a lot of water, green tea, diet ice tea, skim milk are the only beverages. 5 small meals per day, walking, stationary bike, weights. Had one really rough day at work and came home and, since I'm off the cigarettes now, I "stress comforted" myself with French Bread pizza, a 16 oz. Coke, and a whole box of See's peanut brittle (felt pretty sick afterwards, too). A temporary slip up, but I didn't quit my program. I need to lose at least 50, but ideally 60-65 lbs. My motivation is seeing my big gut and pudgy face in the mirror. I think after I quit smoking I sort of "woke up" to how badly out of shape I'd become. Losing weight takes patience and persistence, at least in my experience. Very helpful to post on this thread as a kind of "online diary." Hope we can keep it going for awhile.
Awesome job, Drone On- WTG!!!
And don't worry about the occasional slip-up, we ALL have them from time-to-time. The very most important thing is not to let it throw you off track entirely- just get right back on your plan again, starting the very next morning!
Mike & I eat "lean & green" dinners six nights per week, (I lifted that from a Medifast commercial
), but one night a week we get to have whatever we want for a treat dinner. "Lean & green" would be like either a grilled chicken breast & broccoli, salmon & brussels sprouts, salad with a salmon burger chopped up on top, chicken & veggie stir fry, turkey burger (no bun) with cabbage slaw, etc. I feel really GREAT eating this way, plus I don't feel deprived because I know that I get to have whatever I want for one meal a week, (and that includes carby stuff like bread & pasta AND something sweet.)
Moderation is the key.
This is very true- portion control is hugely
important, (especially as you get older & less active- your bod just doesn't need the calories it did when you were younger.) I had a tough time at first making my dinners smaller & not having any "seconds." It's fine now that I'm used to it, though, (I actually don't ever even make enough food for second helpings anymore.)
Starting P90X really soon, (I am VERY EXCITE!