As you can see by the ticker at the top of the page, today’s weigh-in at my SlimGenics center yielded 1.5 lbs for the week for a total of 50 lbs lost!! WOOHOO!! I am past the half-way point and what a huge milestone to hit only 3.75 months in!!
Still having some pretty big cravings and I’m certain it’s mostly due to the weather. It’s cold (and there’s 9-13 inches of snow minimum on the way tonight and tomorrow!!) and I just want warm comfort food. I had a salad for lunch and it was NOT what sounded good. 😉
However, the good news is that I’ve discovered flavored herbal teas. I never realized all the flavors you could get these in (never really been a tea person), but Sugar Cookie tea does actually help with cravings. The Bengal Spice tastes almost identical to a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte, which is my favorite drink they have! And, since herbal teas are unrestricted on the diet, I’m enjoying 3-4 cups a day in a variety of flavors and they are treats. 🙂
It’s probably not great that I am counting down the days until I can take some time off the diet. I am not very far in, but for some reason I really need it. I think it’s because most diets allow you something every single week (one cheat day, 35 extra points for the week, etc.) and this diet affords you NOTHING off plan. Of course, most diets don’t yield the results I’m seeing either, so it’s worth it to me. But, around the 23rd of December, my plan is to not go crazy, but not really deny myself anything for the celebrations either.
I want to make my son real Christmas cookies and I want to eat a few. I want to enjoy my department celebration at work, Christmas itself and my Small Group family fun night.
So, I’m hoping that between having a couple more weeks to lose some weight, taking into account what I will gain back during that time (probably about a week of sporadic off-plan food), I want to ring in the New Year having lost 50 lbs, then I can jump back on and finish the 2nd half of my journey.
Well, time to hunker down and make sure I have everything I’m going to need for the weekend, as the latest models are predicting up to 2 FEET of snow here in the metro area, so I don’t plan on going ANYWHERE this weekend. Couple that with highs BELOW ZERO on Sunday and I’m staying put!
Have a great weekend everyone!