If you haven’t read my New Year’s Resolution, do that first.
Ahh. The first week of a new diet. It can be simultaneously the hardest and easiest week of the whole darn thing. Hard because kicking any bad habits, like sugar, can result in withdrawal and crankiness. Thankfully, it wasn’t bad at all, that is to say I’ve had worse sugar withdrawals. Before I started this I was slightly afraid for Porter’s safety, but we both made it through the week with flying colors. It is also the easiest week because it’s brand new and I’ve got nowhere to go but down. I’m going to get to my numbers, but I want to remind you that the first week of dieting can yield abnormal results due to, in my opinion, water loss. Yes I’ve done this before, and it’s been pretty much the same every time. I know that my losses for this week are unrealistic in the long term and not very healthy either.
For breakfast I ate my usual 2 eggs and Canadian bacon. I grabbed a snack whenever I got hungry and they included nuts, celery and apples with peanut butter, cheese, and 1 cappuccino per day. Lunch was always a hearty salad with dark green lettuce, broccoli, peas, cucumber, carrot, sunflower seeds, bacon bits, hard-boiled egg, beets, olives and ranch dressing. For dinner I made family friendly meals and substituted vegetables where my boys had noodles or bread. On Friday night I had Thai curry with rice, and it was more enjoyable than ever. The week was delightful, and the only time I felt hungry was when I didn’t plan my day correctly and ended up eating like a chipmunk. Otherwise, I feel great and am ready for week 2. Here are the numbers:
————->Week 1 Week 2 Difference
Weight (lbs): 261.0 252.5 8.5 lbs
Left leg (in.): 32.5 31.5 1″
Hips (in.): 54 53 1″
Waist (in.): 51 46 5″
Chest (in.) 47.5 47 0.5″
Left arm (in.): 17 17 0″
Neck (in.): 16 15 1″
Lost: 8.5 lbs and 8″