Well I’m halfway through day 7, and I’m going really strong. In fact, this is the longest I’ve stuck to a real diet in YEARS. I mean it. It has to be at least 10 years since I made it this far into a diet plan, despite me wanting to lose weight for at least that long. Hard to admit.
But here’s the good news. This morning, I weighed in at 187.8, which is a loss of 6.6 lbs so far! In SIX DAYS. That is incredible to me.
I’ll admit, I haven’t been able to stick to the Wonderslim diet, no matter how much I wanted to and how good my intentions were. Instead, I’ve been eating a LOT of lettuce, tuna and eggs!
On average this week, I have eaten about 864 calories a day. Obviously this is quite low and not something I intend to make a long term thing. But learning to eat again has been a bit difficult, as so many things are tempting. I figured after a couple of weeks, I’d trust myself a bit more and start looking up some “real” recipes. Right now, it’s been basic food that will fill me up but remain low cal.
I’ll also admit here and now that I’ve never done a low cal diet before. I’ve done low carb and every other kind of fad diet out there, but never have I actually counted calories, written down everything I’ve eaten, etc. I just always thought it was too simple to work. I know, what an idiot, right? It’s well known that losing weight comes down to two things: eat less, move more. Well I think I’ve got the eating less part working right now!
I’ve also added something to my diet that has ALWAYS been severely lacking: WATER! As a germaphobe, I don’t do well drinking from a tap, so I have bought a bunch of bottled water to drink, and it’s helping a lot. I can’t believe I’ve not had coffee or any other drink than water for an entire six days. That is UNHEARD of for me. But I’m serious about this.
Today I did some exercise for the first time. Oh dear. You don’t even want to know. Lol. It was hard because my 14 month old kept climbing on the crosstrainer as I was working out, and I had to keep stopping to remove him. All three of my kids were watching as I did it, and I felt a bit of a fool. Worse than that, I didn’t last very long as I am severely out of shape, and I felt like my entire body was dealing with excess gravity. Ugh.
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So yah… we’re not quite a week in yet, but I’m happy with the progress. I don’t expect such a big weight loss over the next week, as I’m sure much of this week is water weight. Then again, maybe the lack of Starbucks is the real reason. Who knows?
One last thing… I took before pictures when I started this thing. I figured it being right after the holidays, I was gonna look pretty bad, but this was way worse than I feared. I wasn’t going to post them, but what the hell? This is the last time I’ll ever be that size, so why not? At least it’ll keep me honest, right? It’s all about accountability. So here I am in all my glory. Ugh. Never again.