Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our SECOND week

We've been eating better and on TSFL plan for 2 weeks now. We are in the fat burning stage and I lost 5 pounds this week, and my husband lost 6 pounds! That brings us both to an even 14 pounds lost each!! No one can really tell I've lost 14 pounds yet but I can FEEL a difference! It's not a major difference but it's little things like:

* my back doesn't hurt as bad when I'm bending over
* I seem to be slightly more flexible in moving my body around
* my watch band doesn't seem as tight on my wrist
* I feel a little less tired.

I still have a long way to go but this is an awesome start!!
For snacks, I've found that I like to make "Knox Blox" which are firm squares of sugar free jello. I just have several little blocks of those and savor them in my mouth and it's a yummy treat in between a meal.
I am learning that I was eating WAY TOO BIG of portions before. I had conditioned my body and my stomach to think it needed more food than it does. Now, I am having to re-teach myself that smaller, healthy portions are good and I'm not going to starve.

You really have to be ready to make a change like this. You have to prepare your mind that you are going to do it! Our doctor suggested a good book for us to read and it has been really helpful. It's about preparing your mind before you even start a change (any diet change) and if you follow it, your lifestyle and eating change will be permanent. It's called The Beck Diet Solution and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is planning to make a diet change in their life (especially to lose weight!)

Here was my L&G meal tonight. So good!
I had this pre-cooked chicken burger from Costco,
1 cup of lettuce, 1/2 cup cucumbers, and a small tomato -
with Walden Farms Itallian dressing (sugar free, fat free,
and calorie free!)

I am all for QUICK - and these chicken burgers from
Costco taste great and we just heat them up on the skillet!

And look at that: Only 3 carbs & 140 calories per patty!
These patties come in the refrigerated section (not frozen). YUM!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

This all looks really yummy! I am so excited for you!
Having been down this road myself, I can relate a lot!
I hope this goes really well for you...I admire your enthusiasm and know you can do anything you put your mind to!