Thursday, December 10, 2009

Round 1/Phase 4/Day 13

At last...Flo has made her appearance. The bee-atch has been threatening since last week...and finally, she shows...with a vengeance. Honestly...menopause can not come soon enough.

Up .6 this morning, but between bloating and such, I'm not too worried. It is, in fact, the life of a dieting woman.

T-minus 8 days and counting until fun-in-the-sun. Yep. My honey and I are giving each other a tan for Christmas. Rather than face our families, we are leaving the country. Does it get any better?

Must work for at least an hour or two.

Eat and be well,

Jane Doh!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Round 1/Phase 4/Day 11

Down 30 lbs. as of this morning.

Can technically eat "what I want," but have been opting for proteins, good carbs and limited alcohol...obviously paying off...down 4.7 lbs. since official last weigh-in. Not surprised. Staying within my caloric range, drinking upwards of a gallon of water a day and engaging in moderate's how weight would normally be shed, no?

It's not exactly difficult, this maintenance phase...but it's also not that easy. The hard part is slowly working in new foods and eating everything (good or bad) in moderation. I understand now that part of my weight issues have been poor eating choices, but the bigger problem is eating Too. Much. Food. No one needs 12 ounces of protein at dinner. No one needs a salad with more calories than a Big Mac. My favorite trick is to use my salad plate for all meals. It is plenty large and if my food doesn't fit? Chances are, my portions are super-sized.

So all that said. I'm learning to adopt these new habits as second nature. For example, had a lovely tomato based black bean soup for lunch...was served with decorative tortilla chips on the top. Technically, a small thing like that at this phase would not be a problem, but I figured, I don't 'loooove' them so why eat the wasted calories...small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

Found a Cooking Light recipe for meatloaf (289 calories a serving) that I'll make for dinner tonight...will serve with a tomato, cucumber, feta & basil salad (say a 1/2 cup)...good protein and veggies. Will try to save room for a piece of fruit for dessert. I know, similar to the VLCD meal plan...with a few exceptions. Again, trying to look at my HCG journey as a life change, not just a diet.

To my plugging along,

Jane Doh!