This is week 6 of my weight loss recap journey. If you follow me on twitter, you probably already know I don’t have good news of this week. The scale showed absolutely no movement. I am exactly the same weight at last week – 157.0 lbs. I had a bad feeling about it last night despite the fact that I truly think my week was better than last. I felt like I was much more focused. I brought a big bag of baby carrots + a container of hummus and snacked on those mid-afternoon. I didn’t eat out this past weekend (no really on purpose, just how the plans turned out). On the flip side, there were a few too many cookies at the pumpkin carving party, I had sandwiches (purchased out) 2 days of the week (I very rarely buy lunch) and only worked out 4 times (one of these was early morning and I am pretty much useless at that hour). SO, a mixed week but I really felt I did better. The scale showed me all I needed to know though. It’s time to change things up.
I’m going back to calorie counting. I used to LOVE it but have definitely fallen out of that habit and I’m not excited to do it again. But it’s time. I know it works and I know I can no longer tip-toe around this issue. I will get back to my normal weight. I guarantee you that. I haven’t really decided on the range of calories I’d like to target at the moment. I’d like to just track for a few days to see where just mindful eating gets me. I can tell you that I thought I was a saint today and I’m over 1,700 calories. I don’t even want to know what I was eating before that. This is going to be a good thing.
How do you keep your portions reasonable? What low calorie foods keep you full? I did the protein shake after dinner trick today and really enjoyed it. I can definitely see myself very easily going back to the kitchen for more, so it’s not a magic pill or anything, but if I’m honest I am satisfied so the kitchen is closed for the night.
I’ll be back tomorrow with food pictures. Yeah, this is a food blog after all. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget.
PS – Thank you all for the amazingly supportive comments on Russian Bites. I plan on posting there twice a week. I cooked a bunch of food before launching the blog (and of course will continue to do so) so hopefully there won’t be any shortage of material. Russian food is quite versatile. You’re going to have to follow my journey there to see for yourself.