At one point last week I was down 3 lbs (!) but then I got my period, so now I'm back up a little. Anyway, in my first week I lost 1.8 lbs. My goal is to lose 2 lbs a week for a first weight loss goal of 10 lbs, so I have to kick it up a little bit this week. Most days I went over my calorie limit by a little, but on Friday I had a huge carb filled meal and dessert that turned into sh*tty eating on Saturday too. I'm going to try and avoid that this week. I met my exercise goals and was at the gym four times, plus Boyfriend and I went on a bike ride on Sunday.
This week is very busy because our local film festival is happening and I'm a part of it. I'm not going to set any exercise goals this week. I have some trips to the gym scheduled, but I don't want to feel guilty if I don't make it. I'm keeping to my plank a day (this week I'm alternating between 1:20 and 1:30) and will focus on staying near my calorie limit.
Two things I've incorporated into my diet that aren't so great but are helping me to not eat other types of foods (like chips and desserts) are diet ginger ale and cheesy vegetables.
I say the DGA isn't good for me because of the artificial sweeteners in it, and I'm sure there are lots of chemicals in the processed cheese of the cheesy veg. But because I can satisfy a sweet craving with the DGA and I can avoid potato chips because of the cheesy veg, I'm considering these vices the lesser of many evils. I hope to eat only whole and natural foods down the line, and I do so for the most part, but right now what is killing is the extra fat on my body.
On a different note - shout out to Shelley! I won a book giveaway on her blog. Yesterday Weight Loss for People Who Feel too Much by Colette baron-Reid showed up on my doorstep. I'm excited to see what the book says. Thank you for hosting the giveaway, Shelley!