Weight loss so far is 10.5 pounds over four weeks. A few things I’m doing at this point:
1,200 calories on the days I exercise and 1,000 on the days I don’t.
Drinking a lot of unsweetened bori cha (roasted barley tea)! I was probably drinking 400 calories a day just in deliciously creamy and sweet coffee before.
Exercising 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Cutting back, way back, on bread. “Man cannot live on bread alone…” Funny, thing… I can… but it gave me wobbly bits.
Eating apples instead of pumpkin pie. *sigh*
Eating more vegetables. Quickly tossing broccoli, snap peas, carrots, onions, and fresh spinach in a pan on fairly high heat with just a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of pepper and salt is delicious. Sometimes I toss cubed sweet potato in the pan first and once that is cooked through, add the rest. Fortunately, it’s something the family will eat.
Using a tip I found online: One day I just wrote down ’60’ on the calendar and started a countdown from there. It’s just a mental game since there’s really nothing waiting after the countdown except a healthier me (not that that’s not worth it…) but it helps to tell myself, “Okay, I only have 52 more days to go. I can do this! I don’t need berry strudels!”
Pinch my earlobes. Huh? It’s a soothing mechanism I probably started as a baby but realized one day that I was doing it as I successfully walked away from the bakery section of the grocery store… hmmmmm…