One Month Update

HW:232 lbs

CW: 219lbs

GW: 150 lbs

GD: 3/23/2019

I can’t believe I forgot to post last week! I swear it feels like I can’t remember anything which is so frustrating, but what is even more frustrating is water weight.

Yesterday was my cheat day, because I just had to eat at one of my favorite places while visiting my mom. Unfortunately though, it didn’t taste as good as I remembered and had I known it’d cause me to gain 3 pounds over night, I definitely wouldn’t have had dinner there.

I swear salt is the devil’s work. Why else would something make food taste so good but do such bad things to the body?

Eating healthy really is a challenge. I’ve been trying to find the perfect balance between carbs, calories and sodium while also ensuring an adequate amount of protein. While the last month has posed some challenges with doing this and I woke up 3 pounds heavier today, I’m still down a solid 3 pounds from where I started a month ago.

Here is what I did to lose weight:

  • Replaced sodas with unsweetened strawberry green tea lemonade
  • Replaced fries with a fresh fruit cup
  • Replaced snack crackers with a bowl of mini wheats (the brand matters)
  • Replaced popcorn with edamame

I’ve learned you just have to start somewhere. You can’t change everything overnight and you have to be patient. I’ve struggled with being patient my entire life, so when I say this is difficult, I really mean it.

2 thoughts on “One Month Update

  1. Hey! Have you ever tried intermittent fasting? Fasting for 14-16 hours per day and eating all 3 meals in a 10-8 hour period.
    My mom is overweight – seriously overweight and with cardiovascular issues and diabetes – and she has lost the water weight in the first 2 weeks without any kind of suffering or restrictions (other than the ones before starting this type of eating schedule – low glycemic foods, no grains, due to diabetes).
    She adopted it because in 6 months I lost about 10 kg of fat – my fat percentage was 31% and now is 20.3%. Winter time and Lyme made sure I didn’t exercise beyond moving around the house to cook and rarely clean stuff. Before this I tried keto, walking daily, not eating grains, etc. And nothing worked. On the contrary, I noticed that every 2-3 days I would put on another kilogram even though I was eating clean, grain free, dairy free, mild keto diet, I was walking daily 1 hour.
    There’s a lot of information out there on how and why this fasting works. It’s worth a try.

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