if you'll recall, on March 1st I posted that I was gunning to lose 7 pounds. I am pleased to report that 14 days in, I am down 3.5 pounds.
I've gotten better (but not great) at portion control and within just the last week I am making a push to eliminate all most sugar from my diet. At first I thought I'd go so far as to even eliminate fruit, but I nixed that idea because a) I don't think it's healthy and b) I was snacking non-stop on bread, which can only lead to evil. Instead, moderate fruit, but I have eliminated sugars such as honey, maple syrup, and CHOCOLATE.
Want to know my new obsession? Baker's unsweetened chocolate. No sugar and dipped in a bit of tahini sauce or homemade almond butter it is YUM. The hardest thing to give up is my nightly diet hot chocolate and my (sob!) mochas from Starbucks. But I comfort myself with the thought that this isn't forever. Just until the rest of the weight comes off.
I'm doing well with exercising, which helps. I'm taking a Barre class and soon I'll start hot yoga and bit more intensive personal training. I found a trail running partner for Monday's and we've already put in two strong trail runs. The variety is keeping me motivated.
I'm encouraged by the slow yet steady weight loss. 1-2 pounds a week is excellent and all I expect. The first week I weighed in, I was down 4.2 pounds but I knew that couldn't be right. I hadn't made THAT many changes to my diet. I suspected water weight and I was right. The next week showed me up 2 pounds (but still down 2 pounds overall from the starting weight). Then another 1.5 pounds this week.
Sorry to bore you with the "...and then I ate a carrot" stuff, but my fear of public shaming can serve me well here. I'll keep checking in and let you know how it's going.