Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday

Sunday is the day I have chosen for my weekly weigh in. It makes sense to me, as Saturdays are the days where I will blow the calories a little bit more than during the rest of the week.

So if you'll remember, the other day I started out at 155 pounds. My goal was 145 or even 140, but I'd be happy with 145. I've eaten very well these past few days, taking in fewer calories, choosing healthily, drinking plenty of water...

Yesterday I ate a bit less well, having made rosemary roasted potatoes for dinner and eating a bunch of those (read: starch). Rich went to McDonald's for lunch but I got the Southwestern Chicken Salad, which is fantastic if you've never tried it. I drank a ton of water all day, and although I DID blow some calories last night on 3 beers, this morning I weighed...

147.

This means I've lost 8 pounds in 5 days. Just by cutting out booze and eating breakfast and eating more vegetables. Oh, and drinking tons of water. Let's not forget the water.

So now I sit here thinking: if it was so easy for me to get to 147, how hard can it be to get to 140? I'd still be wearing a size 10 I assume, and 140 is still a very healthy weight for my height and bone structure. It would put me at 25 pounds less than my full term pregnancy weight, which is much more acceptable. Of course, the size of my booty would be reduced, but that's ok. While I don't mind having junk in the trunk, I do mind hanging out of my swimsuit and constantly having to pull the leg holes down.

So now the challenge is to keep this up. It's easy enough to do it for 5 days, but to make a true habit out of it and continue treating myself better could be a bit difficult. Last time I tried this I made it 5 pounds before switching back to my general eating habits. 

I'll tell you what. If I make it to 140, I'll quit smoking. There's a decent reason for a goal...


6 comments:

Annie said...

I think it is drinking the water. I can sometimes lose 5 pounds in one day that way. I find it hard to stick to though. Good luck this week.

LizB said...

Hey, if it gets you to quit smoking, it's great! :)

Em said...

8 pounds in 5 days!!! Holy crap, how did you do that? I'm going on your diet.

Kelly said...

That's great! Congratulations!

Julie said...

Em- I'm drinking 8-9 16oz bottles of water a day and flushing out my system. It seems to be working so far. I'm also eating a ton of veggies, and my only "junk" food is 16 Sun Chips a day. I space them into 2 servings of 8.

I've also cut out ice cream. That's helped immensely.

Cyn said...

I have not weighed myself but this weekend I know I blew it. Unless long island ice teas and ice cream have no calories anymore?

That is fantastic you lost so much weight and so quickly too. Keep up the good work. Nice to have self discipline, what is the secret to getting it?