Monday, April 30, 2012

WLC - Week 1

I would say it was a very successful first week as I dropped 7.1 pounds! Now I know, the first week is the easiest, and I know that 3 of those are alcohol pounds from Amanda's bachelorette weekend just before the first weigh in, and I know I still have a long way to go.  But, I LOST 7.1 pounds!  And I wasn't the only one.  I heard a lot of big numbers this morning at the Forum around the scale.  3 pounds, 5 pounds, 6 pounds.  As a matter of fact, the total weight loss for week one of the Forum Weight Loss Challenge was just about 475 pounds! So many motivated people, so inspiring.

I have to say, I did work really hard this week and I did make a lot of changes.  I started, by listening to what the trainer at the Forum said.  I ate a small breakfast every morning, within an hour of waking up.  1 scrambled egg or 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt to give my body the protein and energy it needs to get going.  After my workout I also made sure I had a little something that was high in protein and low in fat.  (Greek yogurt has really been my friend this week!)  Now I'm not sure if changing eating patterns or choices was the reason...but I really haven't even felt hungry this entire week. Personally, I think when you completely cut out the crap, you're body stops craving it.

I went food shopping and bought tons of fruit and veggies and whole grains.  Now, I generally do buy lots of produce and whole grains, but this week, I made sure I cooked the produce and grains and washed and cut up the fruit so there were a lot of healthy options to be eaten rather than tossed in the trash at the end of the week.

Exercise is key if you want to be successful.  I managed to get it in every day.  I even spent some quality time working out with Ben.  He kept me company on his roller blades while I ran along the bay.  (of course, he skated circles around me!)

Red RosaRita

Weekdays are pretty easy, but the weekend is always tough.  I did manage to stick with my healthy eating plan (I don't like the word diet) without feeling deprived.  On Friday I drank that Red RosaRita that I developed and spent Saturday at a family party, where I splurged on a few cocktails but avoided the chips and cupcakes.

Without a doubt, the hardest part of the weekend was lunch on the Boardwalk on Sunday.  A gorgeous summery day with my family at the Saw Mill.  EVERYONE ordered lemonades and Bloody Mary's and burgers and sausage and pizza and fries...with cheese AND gravy.  Ooh I wanted to be bad.  But I held on and ordered a big glass of water with a lemon and an Ahi tuna salad.   And do you know what?  It was delicious.  And when we finished lunch, I felt so, so good.
When I got on that scale this morning, it was all so worth it!

1 comment:

  1. That is such great news and so inspiring!! I am a junk food junkie, as you may know. But I've been trying to be better and reading this makes me want to try even harder. Keep it up. Good Luck! Before you know it, you will be exactly where you want to be and feeling great because of it!!