Saturday, May 22, 2010

Body for Life Update - Week 2

Well friends, I was really anxious to weigh this morning and was definitely hoping to post some HUGE numbers today... All week I've been feeling good, I thought for sure I'd be down a lot today.

BUT, I just stepped off the scale, and I only lost 1.2 lbs. this week.  Now, despite my desire to wallow in pity, I am really trying to celebrate...

First, last week I lost 4.8 lbs.!!!  (Which means, in two weeks I've lost 6 pounds - which is great!!)

I also am remembering from my Biggest Loser watching, that week two is often a little disappointing after a big number on week 1.  I know my body is trying to figure things out... And, at least I didn't gain anything. 

Finally - and I'm really trying to value this - I honestly feel SO good.  I have felt so comfortable the last week and good about myself... eating healthy really does make a difference - externally and internally. 

I still have three weeks to go until the wedding season begins; but, I'm already feeling like this is something I could stick to long term.  (How bad is it that two weeks is probably close to a record for me on a diet?!?)

A few things I think are making a difference:

High protein and healthy carbs --- my favorite meal is now CarbSmart Yogurt (Kroger brand), Kashi Go-Lean Berry Clusters, and fresh strawberries or blackberries... YUM!! 

The "cheat day"... One day a week, you are REQUIRED to have a cheat day and just go crazy!  This is supposed to rev your metabolism; but I'm realizing that it also helps me from obsessing over cravings etc.  Instead of thinking about what I "can't" eat all week, I just tell myself I'll have it on the cheat day and forget about it!

Not cheating AT ALL.  (And the "cheat day" isn't cheating...) I know if I take one bite of something "not on plan," I will blow it.  So far, I've survived dessert night for our bible study, donuts in all my classes, a cookout, a dessert reception for Junior League, and more...

A few things I will try this week:

Drinking more water and less caffeine!

Exercising more!

Writing everything down.

Anyways, I won't bore you with any more details... Today is my CHEAT DAY and I'm heading to DC with a bunch of fun girls to celebrate Amanda and her BACHELORETTE party!!  I'm definitely going to eat 1.2 pounds of chips and salsa and cupcakes!  (Oh yea, and I got a spray tan yesterday (ha!); I am ready to hit the town!)

If you're trying BFL, how are you doing?!?  I'd love to hear!

And, don't forget to vote for Addy HERE and enter her giveaways here and here! (All three end tomorrow!)


  1. That's awesome! 6 lbs in 2 weeks is great! I registered and that's as far as I got. I have been working out for about 3 weeks though, and not seeing results, and I have to wear a bathing suit this coming weekend. EEK!! Keep it up! It's great when you feel more confident and healthy.

  2. I finally went to the dr's yesterday because I just CAN'T lose weight... turns out it's the type of birth control pill I take, should have asked about it a year ago and I could have saved myself 30 lbs! :(

  3. well i never really got started on the diet... i keep saying next week, next week!
    im so impressed at your efforts E, well done!
    any weight loss is a success :)
    i sent out emails to a whole heap of gyms yesterday to get prices so hopefully ill pick one tommorow and join next week!
    keep up the great effort.


  4. I think you've inspired me to try going to go check it out now! 6 pounds in 2 weeks is definetly something to be proud of!

  5. Congratulations! 6 lbs in 2 weeks is great! I think I am just a few days behind you in BFL - my week #2 will end on Tuesday and I am looking forward to weighing in! I didn't cheat very good yesterday on my cheat day because I was feeling so good I didn't want to feel gross! However, will work harder at cheating better on my "cheat day"! Congrats again - keep it up!!
    - Jane


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