So after a month on the UniqueU Weight Loss plan, I have officially lost 11.2 pounds! I am so very happy! I can start to feel the belly shrink and the waist bands of my pants are now comfortable, rather than breath-taking; I have not had to lay on the bed to zip anything for the last week! Small miracles abound!
I have also learned that by “thinking small” it changes my out look. On restricted calories, it forces me to explore all the aspects of my food. What is good, what has protein, what has hidden fat and calories. So I have gotten myself into a routine. I have a small, 50-calorie cup of Light and Fit yogurt for breakfast or a snack; I grab a smaller plate to eat dinner on; I get a small salad when eating out; I have a small mandarin orange, (and sometimes two of them) as one contains only 35 calories!
I have noticed my mindset is changing. Instead of seeing “how much I get for my money” when eating out, I look at how little can I get and still fill up. I can get a cop of soup, rather than a bowl; a slice of 35-calorie bread, rather than a regular 80-calorie slice. There are so many differences in calories/fats and NO difference in taste.
My biggest challenge has always been in the evening, so I have developed ways of keeping my hands busy doing something other than feeding my face. I scrapbook, read, play computer games, write, …just about anything other than sitting mindlessly in front of the TV. My next great challenge is exercising. Every week I plan to start at the gym on Monday (my membership is still in-tact, but it is doubtful they will remember my face!) Then every Monday it is bitterly cold; snowy streets; and my warm hubby pulls me back in bed! But I have promised myself even if I don’t go out to the gym, I will do something “in” at home.
My crazy life is probably no different than many of you who are reading this post. I have a full time job, teach Sunday School, have lots of friends and relatives requiring extra curricular activities. I rush out the door in the morning and collapse back in the door that night. I work at my computer sometimes on “projects” until 10 or 11 p.m. only to fall into bed and start all over the next day.
But, life is precious. Time is a gift. Health is a tremendous treasure that must be guarded. Don’t take it for granted. Take charge of your life, loose the weight and “Think Small”!