So I got on the scale and it said 230. Goal of 5 pounds in 5 weeks was accomplished in 3. Now I have been on the fence about what to do now that first challenge is over. With a conference in a few weeks it is going to be a real challenge to drop pounds since there is a lot of after conference parties and I like my Rum and Coke’s. Guess I will just have to cut back or be smart and find something else to drink. This also has to be controlled when it comes to food. I am the first person to tell you that when I go to these shows I eat like crazy. Guess a little moderation is in order. I am going to go for it and try to lose another 5 pounds in 5 weeks. If I fail and lose 3 pounds it is still a 3 pound loss right? So lets get on with the progress report which I will be doing twice a week since that last post was so long.
Sunday: Usual bowl of Cheerios with 2% milk. I read a little bit more of “The small change diet” and it is talking about milk and how you can cut back from regular milk to 1% or 2%. Since I am on 2% now I guess my next milk purchase will be 1%. It seems like the author is in my head since I am reading the same things I have been doing. This is a good thing as every little bit helps. After breakfast I did 10 minutes on the elliptical. I am finding it better to do this in the morning, hopefully it will become the norm from now on.
Update on the Bike: I lost the EBay auction for the Fuji Allegro. Actually I bid a few times on a bike in Brooklyn and still wasn’t the highest bidder so I gave up when the price got to high for the shape the bike was in. I have been contacted by a few people from the Craigslist ad that I put up so maybe I will get lucky there. The hunt continues.
Sunday afternoon I had my usual turkey/mozzarella/thousand island on whole wheat. For a snack I had some peanuts. Then I decided since I was having Lasagna for dinner I should take a walk and burn some calories before I ate. Ended up taking a 2.9 mile walk with my camera in hand and took some pictures of the sunset. Debbie and I split the lasagna we ordered the night before. Splitting up this meal is a good thing as it serves as portion control. I also opted out of the bread that came with it. I am sure the birds in the neighborhood are happy with my decision to feed them the bread. Drank plenty of unsweetened ice tea today especially on my walk.
Monday started off the same with a bowl of Cheerios and for a snack I found Quaker rice cakes in Duane Reade that are low in calories. For lunch I had a roast beef on whole wheat with fresh mozzarella and a dab of thousand island dressing. In the afternoon I had a bag of peanuts. Wasn’t really hungry at dinner time so I snacked on some cheese and crackers. Just a little bit and I considered it a treat instead of dinner. I didn’t do any workout today as my body needed a rest from yesterday I guess.
Tuesday morning I had my usual bowl of Cheerios with 2% milk. Usually I add a spoon of sugar to it but this morning I went sugar less. I also started taking a multi vitamin again. I have had 2 bottles for about 6 months now but stopped taking them a few months back. Be interesting to see what becomes of that. Lunch was a turkey sandwich with american cheese and this new light dressing we bought. It wasn’t too bad, I could get use to it. After lunch my snack was some peanuts. Dinner time I went and got a slice of pizza. It was very tempting to reach into the soda case and grab one of those ice cold orange crush sodas at the pizza place but I held out. Although I am not going to deny myself anything I just didn’t feel like working twice as hard on the elliptical to work it off. I only got one slice of pizza too.
Wednesday Morning the scale said 229.5 on to week 4 of eating better plan or I should say half of week for since it was a lot of new stuff going on.