Friday, October 31, 2014

Portion Control is Working!

I am 5 days into the 21 Day Fix. For those of you who are not aware, it is a diet and exercise program that stresses portion control. I usually eat very healthy foods, but I eat LARGE amounts of these healthy foods. I have also given up alcohol. The diet allows 3 glasses of wine per week (on 3 different days), but I know myself and I could never stop at one glass of wine! So I have chosen to give it up completely unless I have one if I go out to dinner.

In 4 days I have lost 1.4 pounds. Not bad. At that rate I should lose 7 lbs in the 21 days. I was hoping for more like 10, but we shall see. The workouts are challenging but not overly difficult. I have had to do the variations about half the time and I hope to decrease this over the 3 weeks. The first few days I was so very sore!! Getting up and down hurt, as did going down stairs. I am much less sore now!

My long range goal is to lose 40-50 pounds by May (my step-daughter's wedding). I plan to take one week "off" between each cycle. I don't plan to go crazy during that time, but I will enjoy a bit of alcohol and a bit more cheese. I will need 6-7 cycles to reach my goal. This is consistent with May as my goal date! So far I have not been tempted to cheat and I have done the workout every day, even work days!!

I'm very happy with how things are going on this plan. I usually don't even get all of my allotted food in each day! The only category I wish I could have more of is the blue container--cheese, avocado, and nuts. But I'm learning to live with only one serving a day of these. Tomorrow will be challenging since I'm going to a Samhain celebration and there will be food--I can't really whip my little containers out to measure, so I'm going to have to eyeball it.

Today was fun also because we picked out Kendyl's senior pictures. They turned out beautifully! They were also incredible expensive. Over a thousand dollars! Yikes! AND her car needs work. Double Yikes! Broke days ahead for me!

Well, I'm out for now. Have a great weekend everyone!!!