“Week 3 is coming in fast.....bring it on!”
So, we have established that the weekend is approaching! And with the weekend comes my weekly pilgrimage to In-N-Out at LAX to get my Double-Double fix and a whiff of jet fuel to keep me going for the following week (yeah I'm a geek--big whoop)! Right now, you're probably thinking that I don't care that much about the weight loss program. That could not be further from the truth! Week 2 has been going so much better compared to Week 1. For example, I have already reduced my soda in-take and I have managed to drastically reduce candy consumption. The real achievement is that I don't even miss these bad habits--bonus!
“Late dinners and snaking afterwards”
I don't have problem drinking water. Usually I have one bottle of 32 oz in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I was even thirstier this week; I drank 96 oz of water every day (I think it's because it's so dry and hot this week). I also started to drink one glass of water before breakfast. I am pretty good about having a healthy breakfast. However, I do have a problem eating late dinners and having few pieces of chocolate afterwards. Last night I had two pieces of delicious chocolate and I wanted more, but someone once told me to try brushing my teeth when I have cravings. It worked! My husband made some popcorn and I said "no." I didn't have a taste for it at all. I still have to figure out what to do about my late dinners.
“Week two, already?...”
So now that we're in week two, I can honestly say that I've had a pretty easy time watching what I've been eating and drinking. I always make sure I've got a water bottle on my desk and when I'm driving in the car. This way, I'm sure to get in the recommended amount of daily water. I also started bringing heatlhy snacks to work; things that are easily accessible like cut up apple and strawberries. Because of my busy schedule, I still have to pick up dinner a few days a week on my way home from work (what can I say.... I just don't have time to cook every day). So, if the kids are in the mood for their favorite Mexican food from Gilberts or Campos, I'll order a tostada for myself instead of a burrito. I don't feel guilty eating a tostada, but I would if I ate a burrito. The flour tortilla alone is full of calories. My big temptation when eating Mexican food though are the chips and salsa. There's nothing better than good salsa and warm chips!! I will refrain though!!! Getting this extra weight off is much more important. Bring on week three!!!
Every weekend during the football season I sit and watch my games all day non-stop!! while watching I tend to STUFF myself with all kinds of food without noticing ...Its part of my ritual so my teams can win. This weekend i'm going to break away from my ritual and limit my consumption. I know its going to be hard but like the character played by Rob Schneider in the movie " The Water Boy" says...." You can do it"...Hope it works out.
“Healthy Breakfast-Second week”
Week two was difficult for me because I had to eat a healthy breakfast (don't forget that I work at 6am!). To eat a good breakfast and sleep more in the morning I made my breakfast the night before. It worked out well to plan ahead. I managed to make my lunch and breakfast at the same time. Can't wait for the third week giving up Sweets and Alcohol!!!! Yikes it's the week of Halloween let's see how I do :(
“Ooh-wee, the weekend! ”
The weekend is coming up, and I don't know about you but I am looking forward to watching some football! Of course, with that comes BBQ, pizza, beer, probably some type of Halloween candy-gorging preview... but with a simultaneously sad and proud mindset, I will denounce it all!
When I am tired, I reach for chocolate. I try to limit how much I eat at any one time, but it is an easy habit to rationalize into existence. "I am only having a little bit" you say to yourself and suddenly you are having candy everyday. At the end of the week that is a lot of calories with no real nutritional value. Guess what the scale says after a week of this behavior? Okay, you didn't actually have to guess.
“Someone Make Me Move!”
So...I'm not starving or stuffing myself and I'm drinking water instead of my usual beverage choice (Diet Coke). But I'm not exercising nearly as much as I should be, I'm not eating a healthy breakfast like I should be and I've been snacking after dinner (oops). I give myself a C- for this week. (I'd give myself a lower grade, but I'm giving myself bonus points for cutting out DC.)
Wish me luck.
“Out of Town Blues”
Hi. I was out of town for a wedding last Thursday - Monday so I feel like I am out of the loop having missed our Monday class. I did manage to exercise two of the 5 days I was gone. I started my days with a healthy breakfast but managed to over eat/drink a bit on a few days. I liked what Robin said and that is to put the past behind you and start fresh today.
“7-Week Weight Loss Program?”
I've heard a few group members say that they didn't really get into gear during Week 1, so now they're on the 7-Week Weight Loss Program. That's cool. Don't sweat it. The last thing in the world you want to do is get down on yourself for feeling like you haven't made enough progress. It's still early, and old habits die hard. It's not easy to make changes in your life. That's why in this program we start out with just two Healthy Habits and add a couple each week rather than trying to turn our lives around over night.