Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to Really Lose Weight without Dieting - Week 2, Day 1

But first - a recap of the first week.

I've stopped taking photos of my food. Fell a little by the wayside when the hurricane hit. But I've definitely stuck to my new portion size. I've also only eaten off a plate and I've increased my water intake.

Last night, the boy brought home Chipotle, which is, surprisingly, not all that bad for you as they use fresh veggies and free range, veggie fed meat. Normally, I can eat an entire bowl. But - last night, I removed part of the dish as normal to get to my new portion size. And - what I think was most telling that this is working - I was able to tell when I was full. I ate less than 3/4 of what I normally scarf down like it ain't no thang.

Chapter 3 involves light exercise - basically working it into your daily routine. I've started by parking farther from the building and going for afternoon walks with a colleague.

It also involves upping fruit intake. Not doing great on that one. I'm not big on fruit and I don't usually keep a lot of it in the house. I do usually keep grapes, some sort of melon and blueberries in the house - but that's all gone and ... we're a little strapped for cash at the moment. Oh well. I'd still like to work a piece of fruit into every day if I can. I have a much easier time working in the veggies. But, I won't move on to Chapter 4 until I master Chapter 3, so I really need to take charge there.

It'll be another week before I measure myself again, but for now, here's my Week 2 weight:

Weight: 153
Down: 3

And aligned goals -

1. Continue light exercise
2. Drink more water
3. Eat at least a serving of fruit every day

Anyone have any tricks for getting in that serving of fruit for a picky eater?

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  1. Smoothies? Good luck! Great start!

  2. Mmm... smoothies. But do they have to be the K. Dougherty type smoothies that are made out of bananas and grass or can I go to McDonald's and buy one of theirs? I guess I should look at the nutritional info.

  3. I have to cut it up and make a big bowl of fruit salad if I'm to eat any fruit around here! It gets gobbled up quickly by the family, and I find myself saying, "I should save those strawberries for the kids" and things like that. But when there's a big bowl of fruit salad, it's so delicious that I can't resist it and sometimes leave none for the family! So I say, once or twice a week make a bowl of fruit salad with whatever's in season (and with whatever you like)--that way it's always in the fridge and ready for you to eat!

  4. CONGRATS, you are doing great!

  5. Still doing great. Ashley mentioned smoothies. These are great if you don't like fruit. You just have to swallow them down and not worry about the taste. :-)


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