Monday, November 19, 2012
Day One of "Diet Intervention"
We're doing the "Five Days a Week without Snacks" plan. That gives me Tuesdays to chow down (in a healthy way) with my WW buds, and Sundays. Of course, this week is the whole Thanksgiving thing, but I'll figure that out when I get there.
Anyway, we started this morning. I'm excited. This past week, after my dismal showing at my Tuesday weigh-in at WW, and knowing that the Bistro MD food was coming, I quit tracking my food. I didn't pig out, mind you, but did allow myself to eat a few things that I knew I'd be avoiding in the coming weeks. Nothing crazy. So this morning when I stepped on my own scales for the first time in a week, I was prepared to see a little bit of an increase.
Imagine my surprise when I saw I lost 1.4 pounds! I'm taking this as a good sign for what's to come. The next six weeks will be like a little weight loss adventure. After Christmas, I'll review what's going on and decide where to go from there.
It's a funny thing about intervention. Sometimes, it's welcome. I'm glad to know that five of my days each week will be very structured. For a season, I will be free from the stress of wondering what I'm going to eat next. Don't worry--I'm counting my points! In fact, I've already put in the points for today's three meals (since I know what they are) and found that I have four points left over for snacks. With fruit and vegetables being free, four points is plenty to get through the day.
So. I'm ready. I'm determined. I'm optimistic!