First ...I am still on track.
Second...I am soooo happy that I am still on track!
It's been a very busy few weeks. My goal of going to bed early is a work in progress. What can I say...I am a night owl. My goal of moving more is going well but I think I will be incorporating the treadmill more...take it up a notch.
It's funny how losing weight gives you more energy. It's true! I don't feel as tired anymore. The days where I am a really good girl food-wise, I feel so much more alert. I feel that the more I lose weight, the more energy I have, and the more weight I'll lose simply from having the energy to move more ...a healthy circle.
I am proud to say that I have managed to log in to MyFitnessPal religiously for the last 4 weeks. Even when I overindulged, I still entered the food I ate. It is an IN YOUR FACE reminder that you weren't good to yourself that day and it makes you think before you take your next bite. It also helps you to see what foods provide more bang for the calories. Sure the cookie looks AWESOME but it's one cookie worth the same in calories as a plateful of veggies and hummus. Which one is going to make me feel more full? Sure I've indulged in the occasional cookie, slice of cake and donut but I wasn't very happy with myself after eating them and there's the problem. I feel better eating healthy!
So here is a summary of my progress. I am happy with it. Would I have liked to have lost more in week 4? YES! But, I overindulged and I paid the price. Staying positive and staying on track. Week 5 will be much better.
WEEK 2: down 1.8lbs
WEEK 3: down 1.4lbs
WEEK 4: down .6lbs
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS TO DATE: 11.4lbs
My favorite meal during the last couple of weeks has been a quick and delicious bowl of couscous and veggies with avocado. It's often my go to for lunch.
- 1 cup of couscous
- 1.5 cups of boiling water
- 1 squirt of Bovril concentrated chicken broth
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 1 finely chopped shallot
- 1 cup of diced cucumber
- 1 finely diced tomato
- 1 avocado cubed
- The juice of half a lime
- Boil water in a tea kettle.
- In a bowl add all the ingredients minus the avocado and the lime juice.
- Once the water has boiled, measure out 1.5 cups of water and add to the mix.
- Stir and cover the bowl with saran wrap.
- Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes then uncover, add the lime juice and fluff with a fork.
- Serve and add avocado on top.