It’s been 5 weeks today since we started our new way of eating, which I hope is a lifetime change but time will tell. For me, it’s more of a new way of drinking since the Dr. Peppers are gone, for the most part. I still have one about once a week if I really want it. Last night I really wanted one but it was about 8 p.m. and I knew it was way too late to drink one. This morning I started my day watching some of videos by Dr. Mindy Pelz. We watch a lot of different videos so I listen to several opinions and form my own thoughts about how to get through this weight loss plan. Not only do I learn from the different videos/writings but I am inspired. I went to bed thinking I’d have a Dr. Pepper today. After watching the videos, I wouldn’t have one if someone brought it to me in my favorite glass!
When we first began the diet, many of you expressed to me that it wasn’t healthy to lose more than a couple of pounds per week. This chart should set your mind at ease.
That first week or 10 days was pretty much totally from cutting out the 25 or 30 Dr. Peppers I was drinking per week.
The chart shown above is from the Carb Manager app and I don’t enter my weight every day. My Omada Health scale sends the weight via wifi to them every time I weigh so, according to their chart, I lost 2.7 pounds last week. I’m happy with that rate, though I’ll be happy if I lose even 1 pound per week.
So far, in 5 weeks, I’ve lost 17.3 pounds. I would be happy to lose 30 more pounds, and very happy to lose 35 more pounds. Even with an additional 35 pounds, I would still weigh about 5 pounds more than I did 20 years ago. According to most charts, I need to lose 33 more pounds to be within a health BMI range.
We’re doing great. It is such an easy diet to follow. We haven’t been out to eat once in five weeks. In fact, Vince said “Let’s just remove eating out from the budget!” Fine with me. He did say that when he loses 20 more pounds, we can go to Chick-Fil-A and get grilled chicken. Fine with me but I’m also going to get waffle fries .. maybe he will lose his extra 20 pounds by my birthday in June and that can be our birthday lunch! 🙂