Time has gone by and I haven’t been on my best behavior … I need to lose a few pounds … well more than a few.
I love, love, love food and I love to eat! I’m not getting any younger and it’s getting harder. I tried to drop a few pounds and this time, the pounds didn’t drop.
Like many of you, I wake, use the restroom, strip down to nothing and weigh every single morning. Like many of you, I’m trying to lose a pound or two each week. Like many of you, it isn’t happening!!!
Well that was then and this is now.
I got very concerned and spent some time really praying about it. I believe God has given me the answer; it’s day 7 and it is still working. I realized I could try to lose .2 (two tenths) of a pound in one day. I have a great digital scale and it reports weight in tenths of a pound. On the first day I knew it would be a cinch.. I know how to eat sensibly and so do you. You know exactly what to do to lose two tenths of a pound today. I did those common sense things and was down more than I expected the next morning. I recorded my weight and felt optimistic for a change.
It wasn’t hard and on day 2, I did it again! The next morning I was down a bit more than I expected. I decided from the beginning that if I didn’t go down another two tenths of a pound, I would eat raw veggies for dinner. They would fill and nourish me but help me towards my goal. If it’s cold or if I really need a hot meal for dinner, I’ll make a plain vegetable soup (but not with potatoes.)
It’s night time and I’m finishing day 7. My weight has fluctuated but every day I was down at least two tenths a pound or more from where I started. I’m still using common sense and eating good healthy food. I’m not counting calories but somehow portion control has been a little easier again just using common sense.
I think this is working so far because when I try to lose a pound a week, I keep making excuses each day thinking I’ll get around to it tomorrow. I can’t make excuses for today when I HAVE to lose two tenths of a pound today!
Two tenths of a pound doesn’t sound like much but it’s almost one stick of butter! Two tenths times 7 days is 1.4 pounds a week! That’s a steady weight loss I would love to maintain! It’s over 5 pounds a month and over 70 pounds in a year!!
What do you think? Will this work for the long haul? What thoughts or ideas would you add to this?
Stay tuned and I’ll keep posting my progress!