My first step (while waiting for my elliptical to ship), has been working on what I eat and drink. I've been successful for a full week now keeping below my calories allowed...this is huge for me! I've been very strict at measuring everything I eat, which helps me know exactly how much I'm eating, and what calories I'm consuming. I didn't weigh myself until last Wednesday afternoon, so I'm waiting (impatiently!) to reweigh myself this Wednesday. I'll be weighing in and posting my weight every Wednesday. I'm hoping to see some results. My goal is reasonable, in my humble opinion! I'm hoping to lose 1-2 lbs a week. I'll be super excited if I lose more, but I want to keep it real. This isn't the Biggest Loser, this is real life!!! I really want to be in the 190s before our trip in November, so here's to keeping to my food goals!
Some of my favorite meals, since I like to share :)
Tuna Pitas with lettuce, pickles, and onions
Turkey Pita, bagel, or Wrap
Cinnabon Cream of Wheat
I'm hoping to make some homemade turkey burger patties this week to make with the pitas. I'm trying to limit my bread consumption. I've found Alternative Bagels and Alternative Pitas made by Western Bagel. Oh my word they are delicious!!! I eat them AT LEAST once a day! I love sandwiches, and these allow me to continue to eat them without all the crazy calories!
I'm working on learning more exciting meals than sandwiches, wraps, and pitas. I've found a bunch of soup recipes, but its too hot for that now!
A couple fun things I've found, that are super delicious and not high in calories is yogurt salad dressings and, well, YOGURT. My mid-day sweet tooth is killer, so I grab a yoplait and I'm happy! The salad dressings are super yummy, and I use them on my wraps to add a little extra flavor.
So, that's where I'm at now! Keeping my chin up, enjoying not feeling bogged down from all the fatty foods, and keeping myself motivated and accountable!