Just wanted to give a quick update. 🙂
As of Sunday, I am down a total of 13 pounds…and people are starting to notice. That is the best part–when other people besides you can tell that you are getting thinner. Clothes are fitting better–and having to buy new jeans isn’t too far off. It is a really good feeling.
I have become a bit more flexible with my diet as well. Including fruit has been great. Last night I had a few friends over for dinner and we even got a delicious dessert – fat free whip cream, mixed with fresh berries and lemon, and then left in the freezer for about an hour. It was awesome. A very low-fat, low-sugar treat. Who needs ice cream?
Other than adding some berries into my diet, nothing much has changed. I have incorporated plain Greek yogurt–but for the most part, have kept to the veggies and low fat proteins. We didn’t eat out as much over the weekend, but managed to get in a great brunch at Market Street Grill. I ordered the Crab Cake Benedict, minus the english muffin and with sliced tomatoes on the side. The crab cake had a very mild amount of breading–so I wasn’t too concerned about that. Everything was amazing and it is such a welcoming realization that you really don’t need that english muffin at all. 🙂
Another new meal for this week? Some awesome bratwurst, saurkraut and pickles! Brats are certainly something you don’t want to eat in the first 2 weeks of the diet, as they are higher in fat than you should be eating. However, they are still carb free and I find that adding meats like sausage and bacon after that intial cleanse are ok in moderation. Yum.
I am officially 3 weeks and 2 days into the diet. The thoughts of a glass of wine have subsided immensely. Even with a small dinner party last night, no alcohol was present–and we all still had a great time. Whoda thunk? (And thanks to some awesome girlfriends who were ok with lemon/strawberry water!) I am really enjoying how amazing I feel, watching the pounds drop, and getting up in the morning with no problem. I haven’t slept this well or been so ready to wake up early in years. The change in how my body is functioning is almost surprising. This is definitely a change in my way of life that I don’t want to give up–and “getting back into the groove” of week day drinking or bad snacking just simply won’t happen. I feel resolved, and that is a good feeling.
Enjoy the rest of your week! We have a packed weekend of fireworks at Brighton Resort and dinner with friends ahead of us. It will be nice to get out of the house–my hermit days are starting to get to me. 😉