Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The first 5 pounds

Goal - to get to a healthy BMI. (This is the kind way of saying I have a lot of weight to lose)

I have been eating so well. Yea me! I know I have to be extra good now, because when I'm in Ethiopia next week, I have no idea what kind of food I will be able to choose to eat. Now I'm working on what I want to eat, and next week, I'll probably have to eat whatever, but in much smaller quantities. Personally, I'd much rather eat a whole LOT of salad and vegetables to keep my fat and calorie intake down. But when traveling in Africa, I usually have to avoid eating any raw vegetables, losing a great source of healthy snack food. Happily, I can be assured that if choices are available, I have at least one colleague who likes to eat (out) as much as I do. We managed to eat our way through Cotonou, Benin quite well a few months ago...

So, in less than a week, I have lost about 5 pounds. I know that first week of serious portion control and healthy eating is a shock to the system, and the weight seems to slide away, giving all dieters and those committed to losing weight a great hope for the future! Guzzle the water, watch the portions, and write it down!

I even treated myself to a small ice cream sundae at home last night - 1/2 cup of Breyer's vanilla, 1TB Hershey's chocolate syrup, 4TB of whipped cream, and a cherry on top. I know that being too "good" is a recipe for pigging out, so it's definitely better to treat myself from time to time!!!

How's everyone else doing on the resolutions?

1 comment:

J. Money said...

wow, that's awesome - Congrats!!! and i'd reward myself too if i ever accomplished that ;) enjoy the weekend!