After a week of
dieting sensible eating I was pleased to discover at my weekly weigh-in that I’ve lost 3.5lbs (1.59kgs)!
That really surprised me. Having never
dieted deliberately tried to lose weight before my expectations about losing weight were…um, well, I didn’t have any – literally no idea how much a person’s weight could change in a week.
3.5lbs is a small frozen chicken or a bag and a half of sugar, and that seems like a lot, particularly since I’ve been eating simply less and better, looking for a
diet that’s sustainable and – oh, no, wait diet is the right word here, in the sense of being “what I eat” rather than “what I don’t eat”.
A lot fewer tea’n’biscuits after meals, smaller portions for those meals, no takeaway pizza Sunday evening, walnuts rather than M&Ms to snack on at work, that’s the kind of thing that has changed in my
diet – er, no, that’s the OK use of “diet” again.
I haven’t felt hungry or deprived in the last week, which, coupled with the weight reduction makes me think this is sustainable: I’ve drunk beer, eaten chocolate, bacon, bread, butter and cheese, just less of them all.
Now, if I can only somehow kickstart myself into
exercising becoming more physically active I should have a six-pack in a matter of weeks!
And in more good news, everyone in Team SupercalorieflabelasticXXLedonuts has lost weight, too. Well done, team!