So finally after 2 weeks of small loses at the scale I have seen some much needed improvement. My weight loss this week was 1.4lbs bringing my total in 6 weeks to 11.7lbs. This weight loss success was a welcome relief knowing there were definitely challenging days during the last week. I also really needed to see the scale move in order to further motivate me to keep going as it can be really hard to get motivated when you don't feel that you are seeing results.
I continue to think that even the small choices that I make are having an impact on my weight loss. Even when I don't have my best day (I don't track, have an extra snack or eat a bagel from Tim Hortons) I am still very conscious of my choice and try and limit myself to just that choice. I have been saying no to cake at the office (which we seem to have a lot) and if I do want a snack such as potato chips it is baked chips only.
It is very important to figure out what snacks/treats are important to you. I was having a chat with someone close to me today who commented on my decision to get popcorn with butter while we were at the movies and how I could have saved that for something big. For those of you who have been following from the beginning you will know that movie popcorn is big for me and that I would rather forgo other things like dinner out or cake for this treat. For the person that I was talking to movie popcorn woudln't be worth it, for me it is and we both have to do what is best for us individually in order to meet our goals. If I used someone's elses definition of "worth it" I woudl continue to feel deprived and would likely stray further from my diet.
So here is a list of some of the things that come to mind in the worth it/not worth it debate.
Cake at the office - Not worth it
Sugar in my coffee - Not worth it
Cheese on my sub - Not worth it
Cream in my coffee - Not worth it
Baked potato chips - Worth it
Dark Chocolate - Worth it
diet coke - sometimes
movie popcorn - worth it
You may agree or disagree with some or all of the above, but that is ok because you have to develop the list that is right for you.
Goals for this week include: daily exercise, tracking what I eat, water
Next goal is 15lbs lost.