[quote author=clarice starling link=topic=63.msg314#msg314 date=1195100308]
Week 2 completed... 12 lbs lighter!
I am still feeling really good. I had a meltdown last night and overindulged on pretzels and Laughing Cow cheese. I was accounting for my calories this morning and laughed that my "binge" included a little over 400 calories. Not good- but nothing to throw in the towel over. When I think of what I would normally eat when I got out of control, 400 calories is a drop in the bucket. Normally I will let a bad spell discourage me to the point of quitting, but I pulled my attitude together and wrote down everything I ate in my frenzy, then moved on. I had a great day and even resisted cheating when I went out for dinner. I keep reminding myself that I need to eat to sustain my body, not my feelings. I no longer ask myself "what do I feel like eating?" I plan my meals ahead of time and eat them as planned.
I am glad I am not the only one who fell off the wagon momentarily! I am only three days in and feeling like this is very manageable, however, I felt very hungry tonight after I got all of my food in, so I binged a bit. I just felt very hungry; I don't have the book yet, so I think there is something I am missing. I am only going by what I read in the FIRST article. I have no idea when and if I and how much dairy products I can have, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, etc., Hopefully, once I have the book I can straighten that out. But for now, I will get right back on track tomorrow morning. Especially after seeing the results of weight loss in others - 9 pounds, 12 pounds, 5 pounds! Those are all wonderful losses - here's to hoping I can pull some of those numbers in my first two weeks. I know it's not realistic to lose that much every week, but that would be a nice start! I only 15-20 to lose! Good luck to you!