Sunday, October 2, 2011
Christmas Dress Countdown Challenge: Week 3
Week 1: 187.3 (-1.7)
Week 2: 186.9 (-.4)
Week 3: 185.0 (-1.9)
Things are moving along this week. I did not track, it was my little experiment. I tried to eat as I would if I were tracking, being moderate. I exercised four times at the gym and got in an additional walk.
I choose not to track my food, to get my mind off of food. I have found when I am tracking I am constantly thinking about food. I think it makes me more hungry. I didn’t skimp on calories, so it is surprising I did lose weight at all.
One of the other reasons I didn’t want to track is I wanted to really focus on listening to what my body needs. A few weeks ago I had all sorts of labs done at the doctor, cause for the last little while I have been feeling off. The only thing that we have found deficient is my iron. It has been running a little bit low. It makes sense, I feel like it has been more than my blood sugar.
This week when I felt like things were getting low I made myself a green smoothie (water, milk, spinach, strawberries and protein powder). I guess that is another reason I didn’t want to count calories. They aren’t the lowest calorie snack (266 calories), but they help me level out. And hey, I still lost weight! I am not going to worry about how many calories are in my green smoothies. They help me keep my energy up and keep me from snacking too much between meals.
So here we are venturing off into the next week. I will post some updates about my book a little later this week. I am at my in-laws for the weekend so things have been on hold.
Have a great week. Let's rock week 4!