Originally Posted by luv
Down 11 lbs in the last week and a half! Basically a weight watcher's type of thing without actually going to weight watchers. I know their point system is to keep you under a certain amount of calories per day. I'm doing that on my own.
For those of you who I "yelled" at for pushing the no carbs things down my throat: while I'm still eating carbs, I try to avoid a majority of them if I can. People keep saying to get tortilla rolls instead. One tortilla has as many calories as two slices od the bread I was eating!
I'm avoiding too many deep fried foods. Not because of the saturated fat, but because it's so high in calories. I'm not depriving myself, but I have definitely cut back, even if not intentionally.
I still eat the occasional sweet, but only if my calories allow it. Last night, I was able to get a small strawberry cheesecake Blizzard, which is 510 calories, and I was still under my calories for the day! I have a major sweet tooth. Whenever I have the urge, I will sometimes chew a piece of gum or suck on a Life Saver.
My downfall is still soda. While I won't touch anything that isn't 0 calorie, I know it's still bad for me.
Exercise is going great. Derby seems to have killed my knees for jogging, but I still get out and walk when time allows and doing a little outdoor skating. I have derby practice for two hours twice per week. I even got out on my bike yesterday!
Good work. I drink WAY to much soda (mostly diet) and beer and also have a sweet tooth. That isn't going away, though. What I do to offset my soda habit a bit is to do pushups in my office after each trip to the restroom. I start with 50 and go down by ten each time. It at least makes me think twice about grabbing another soda in the afternoon when my arms hurt from 120 pushups. It's not even close to perfect, but my eating/drinking habits never will be, so I try to eliminate as much of the bad as I can stand while doing little things to temper the bad habits I keep.
I'm within 2-3 pounds of my ideal weight now, so I'm not sweating it too much compared to when I was 20 pounds heavier.