Trying Something New...
Friday, June 29, 2012
I've been a bad blogger I know. Its ridiculously hot outside and most of my time has gone to getting various things done with the kids out of school and my vegetable garden.
My husband's Aunt has lost quite a bit of weight over the last year through diet and exercise. She works at a school and the women there have been working together as support. The county she works in also has some really neat incentives for their county employees to keep the motivation up.
At my MIL's I saw this book called The 4 Day Diet and she told me that is what my Aunt has been following for weight loss. Ah so that is what she had been doing. I know his Aunt had told me before there was a plan the girls were following but I had never caught the name of it. It intrigued me because she has been working at losing weight for well over a year and whatever she was doing was not only working but she was able to make a lifestyle. Those factors are important to me.
The first 4 days are a detox of sorts. I'm onto day 3 and I had been meaning to do a detox anyhow. Its just really super clean eating which is something I had wanted to adopt into just never jumped in and did it. I have been tracking the calories in the detox and the only thing I don't like is the calories seem to fall short of 1200. That is the only bad thing I'm not agreeing with these first few days. BUT I'm adding in clean options to get me in the 1200-1300 calorie range. The other evening I was a little hungry so I ate a hard boiled egg....yesterday I added a protein shake. I can also combine this "plan" with the Diet Free lifestyle which I like.
Its just that I know that until I can conquer my diet issues... till I can find that balance in all foods... I'm never going to lose weight. Ever see those little motivational posters saying , "You Can't Outrun you Bad Diet" ?? Well that was me. I can lift all the weights I want. I can jog and walk as much as I want. Until I find that balance with my diet I'm never going to make headway.
I've said before I don't think I eat that bad. That might be true but I also know I wasn't making headway with my, not that bad diet.
I've decided to just stop, quit worrying about what I'm giving up, and focus on what eating clean can do for me.
Sunday I weighed in at 176. Today I couldn't resist waiting and was 173. Water weight I know but do you have any idea how long its been since I've seen any progress like that? AGES. So if giving up some things is going to get me going in the right direction I'm ok with that. I can deal.