So today is my last “prep day” and I officially start the plan tomorrow. I CAN’T WAIT!!!
I never thought I would be so anxious to start a diet in my life, but there are so many things I haven’t been able to eat these three days that I will be able to eat starting tomorrow (like starches and fruits, etc!). And all the snacks I bought from them last night… oohhhhh… they look so good. Can’t wait to be able to enjoy two a day starting tomorrow!!
Now, I want to talk about what I’ve lost so far, but I will advance warn that this is the first time and also the 2nd to last time I will mention what I’ve lost according to my scale at home. The reason is this: I weighed in with SlimGenics mid-morning last Friday, obviously fully-clothed and with food in my belly. I then proceeded to have many “last meals” over the weekend, so I’m sure I put weight on (as I said earlier, I weighed the same thing Monday morning before eating anything and with no clothes on…).
So yesterday afternoon I weighed in at SlimGenics again, and I was down .25 lbs from last Friday. That, to me, is my official weight loss, because that’s going to be what I track going forward, which is why I’m not going to talk about what I’ve lost according to my scale.
I do want to state that I’ve been getting on the scale every morning under the exact same conditions (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), just for a baseline of how these prep days are going. Tomorrow will be last such weigh-in that I’ll report, but I will report it as it will be my total lost for those three prep days. Going forward I will only report the SlimGenics official weight loss, even though it will be less.
Ok, all that build up just to say: so far I am down 4.4 pounds for the first two days!!! Crazy!!! It will be interesting to see what my final three day total is for these prep days. Talk about kicking off a diet on a high note!!
Now, for areas of improvement and monitoring: if there is any one thing that I already realize I’m going to have to be aware of, it’s getting in my daily salt intake. Since I will be getting virtually no salt from the foods I’m consuming, I have to add back in 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of Morton’s Lite Salt to my food each day. I’ve never been a salter, so remembering to do that has been tough!! Yesterday I didn’t get in any at all, but today I’ve been good so far, having some with both breakfast and lunch.
Another issue in question was my water consumption. I am supposed to drink 80 oz of water daily, but have been drinking 96 oz, since I just fill my 32 oz water bottle three times. I asked them about this last night and they said to not go over 100 oz in a day, as it will indeed start to flush out vitamins. They’re not cheap, so we don’t want to do that! 😉
Ok, so I’m off to a good start and really looking forward to more choices starting tomorrow. Going to do some grocery shopping tonight to make sure I have some good meals to plan for the rest of the week.
We’ve only just begun ~ thanks for sticking with me!