Fat Free Friday!

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It’s been a while since I posted about my weight loss journey. It’s not over yet, so I want to get back to these posts. Last time I wrote, I was about to go on vacation and was planning my attack for eating well while I was gone.

I’m happy to report that vacation went well. I started the week off making good choices and eating well at mealtimes sand only having a bite or two of dessert. As the week progressed, I was slowly pulled in by the always-available nachos and ice cream. The eating went downhill a bit.  Two things saved my rear though. First, the hotel was huge. I did a ton of walking every day. I wore my Fitbit and most days I hit the target 10,000 steps. And secondly, I didn’t snack. Sure, I ate a decent amount at mealtimes, but in between I was only drinking seltzer. I had the occasional pina colada, too. 🙂

We got home on Tuesday and I got right back on plan, counting points. I didn’t weigh myself until my usual Friday weigh in day and I was thrilled to see that I was almost exactly the same as when we left. I gained a mere 2 oz. I was 116.2 when we left and 116.4 when we got back.

After vacation, something about counting points changed for me. I was sick of being hungry. I also realized that I ate quite a bit on vacation and didn’t gain any weight.  So, I decided to try something different. I slowly went back to eating more of what I wanted. I exercised portion control and really cut down on the snacking. I also added in some treadmill walking a few times a week. And…it worked. I am still losing weight and I’m not hungry all the time.

Side note– We don’t eat out often. I cook 5 nights a week, which helps. (The other 2 nights are usually leftovers or takeout. Breakfasts and lunches are 99% at home too.) Even though I’m eating what I want, my cooking is generally healthy. At the very least, it’s not leaden with salt and preservatives like you’d find when you eat out.

So that’s where I’m at right now. I eat what I want within reason, I don’t really snack (except for something small at night while I’m watching tv), I walk on the treadmill about 3 times a week, and it’s working. Some days are better than others, but in general, I’m doing well.


114

Starting Weight: 120.9  (I’m only 5 feet tall. I’m a tiny person and 120 is muffin-top, clothes-don’t-fit, fluffy belly, feeling-crappy-about-myself territory.)
Current Weight: 114.4
Loss or Gain: loss! Yay!
Goal Weight: 112 (that was my pre-pregnancy weight) Only 2.5 lbs to go! I’m hoping this only takes another few weeks to get to…
Challenges this week: Nothing major.
What I ate: No snacks, smart portion sizes
What I’m focusing on next week: Walking more.

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