I can't risk collapse with two little ones around that count on me. I was so weak I could hardly carry them upstairs and I don't think it was just the fever. So I gave up the raw diet and went to my own. I am down 11 lbs so far so I don't think I did too bad. I am still eating healthy. I am still eating very little, so I guess it will do OK. I hope so anyway. I'm not very hungry with this cough thing going on so that helps.
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But I'm not, I lost 2 more pounds which brings the total up to 9 #s. Had kids sick for the last 2 days, running fevers and stuffy. now I feel lousy and i'm not sure it was from that or from the crash diet I'm on. DH has lost 13 Lbs.
I didn't lose any weight yesterday. That is a problem with getting weighed everyday. On the off day you know it. I ate less yesterday. No justice in an old body! Oh well I will stick to the diet and see what happens tomorrow.
We have several appointments today including doing paperwork for finalizing the adoption so would normally be a great day to celebrate (read eat sugary stuff) but we aren't. We even went to Perkins last night and only had salad. It is kids eat free night and they love going so we went and had dry salad. I enjoyed it but my DH didn't so guess we won't be going back for awhile. Weight loss total is up to 7 # for me and 17.5 for him. That is a definite motivator.
They say the third day of a diet is the worst. I haven't found that to be true of this one. For breakfast I had half a grapefruit and some vitamins, then for lunch I had 2 dates, carrot and .25 cup of walnuts. We went out for dinner (kids eat free and they enjoy it) I had a dry salad with no cheese or egg or meat. i expect to have an orange and some nuts later when I take more vitamins. Not bad, hope i lost weight. i may stay on this after I lose the 50 pounds.
Today hasn't been too bad. Diet wise that is. I haven't been craving or super hungry but I haven't forgotten that sugar exists either. It didn't help that my DS2 wanted oatmeal for an afternoon snack (growth spurt, hollow leg time) and it is one of my favorites. I actually had less than we had planned food wise today. My kids are in the habit of eating off of my plate as well as there own and if what they are eating is fresh fruit and veggies, I tend to be very lenient as long as they had eaten their food too. Today for lunch I had half an apple and some nuts. I had most o f2 dates later. I had a salad and nuts for dinner of which they ate a good bit. My DS 2 has developed a taste for sprouts. Later tonight I am looking forward to an orange. If we eat them after 8 o clock I will get the whole thing. I get some more nuts too! Wow who could ask for anything more!!
OK so if this keeps up I will be inspired. I lost 3.5 # and he lost 7. Hope this keeps up. As to maintenance, when we have lost we will add in foods that are healthy, whole grains, brown rice (my personal favorite) and stuff like that a small amount at a time to see what happens.
How do you top the other 2 "meals" I had today? How about with a cucumber and .25 cup of walnuts. Add two dates and it is .. ...........................................
NOT ENOUGH!!!! Oh well, there is always tomorrow,
Not for food of course but for the hope that my stomach will shrink and that much food will actually make a difference in what I feel!
WE figure that DH wants to lose 100 # and I want to lose 50. I am doing a reward every time he loses 20 and I lose 10. Now all I have to do is figure out what would make a good reward.
My DH and I both need to lose weight and eat healthier. I had the inspiration of our becoming vegetarians. I don't miss meat much although salmon has gotten a couple of longing looks over the last months. His addition is to take it a bit further. He has decided on a raw food diet. OK, I looked into it and it is interesting. Without a very expensive dehydrator, blender, and food processor however it is rather hard. We aren't in a position to invest right now so we decided to make our own up. We started today and believe me while I hungry but none of my choices look good! For breakfast I had half a grapefruit and .25 cup of almonds. For lunch a salad and .25 cup of brazil nuts. Dinner is looming but I'm not sure I care! I believe it is .25 cup of walnuts and more raw veggies. Snack as we watch a movie is .25 cup of pecans and an apple. That is the basic, and advanced menu for the next oh 3 months or so. I BETTER lose weight!!!! We are making a log and I am going to insist on a reward every either pounds or percentage of the total we want to lose is gone. The real kicker to this is I don't want to go back to the way we were eating (ok, yes I do but...)Now all I need is to figure what will be the best reward.
I have lost 4 lounds this week. They say to lose no more than 2 but the first week is always way over, at least for me. I'm happy with the weight loss. I'm not hungry very much but I need to figure out different things to eat sometimes. I'm getting tired of shredded wheat!
After finding a tiny bit of info in a thread on this site I joined sparkpeople.com. It is a website geared to helping people lose weight. I really like it. There are alot os similarities between this one and that one. They use points, they have blogs, they have forums, dispelling myths (food consumed standing at the refridgerator really does count!), and they are looking for hints tips and common experiences to help each other achieve goals. It is interesting and i am enjoying it. I don't know if I have lost any weight but will find out on Friday. I do know that I am getting the proper amount of protein which I was curious about since we became vegetarians. If any of you decide to join after reading this please use my name (nanamom) I need the points to stay ahead of my DH!
My DH has had it!!! He is determined to lose weight. At work they presented everyone with a challenge. The person who loses the most weight in the next 6 months gets 200.00 as does the one who loses the greatest percentage of weight. The others are in a drawing for different prizes. Everyone gives 10.00 to enter the challenges and weighs in with the nurse. I decided to join him and we are putting a bit of money away every payday to see which of us loses the most as well. I want to lose 42 pounds in the next six months. Thats only 7 pounds a month or two a week. I should be able to do that pretty easily. If my DH can do at least that (he wants ot lose more like about 80 or 90) we will be in great shape next winter. My worst tiem of day is naptime so I may start blogging then to keep me from eating.