I’m back after missing an episode last week, so you’re getting two for the price of one this time – and who doesn’t love a deal like that?
I’ve got some notes from the show I was going to do last Saturday, and they are these:
I dropped a pound! Scream it from the mountaintops, I dropped a pound!
No, it doesn’t seem like much. No, it’s not as dramatic as the 5 that I lost in one week a while back (the first week that I tried South Beach). It doesn’t seem like a big deal… and it’s not. It’s not a big deal, but it’s a fairly good-sized deal. It’s a healthy amount of weight to lose in a week, and I wasn’t miserable all week denying myself foods that I normally enjoy.
I’m still off the fast food, and I – for the most part – didn’t snack on things that I intended to drop. Last week I said that I was going to cut out things like potato and tortilla chips, certain crackers, and other snacks that aren’t particularly healthy. This week was good as far as that goes, but I did eat some tortilla chips on the side of a taco salad that I made for dinner one night.
And that’s the lesson of the week. You don’t need to completely eliminate foods from your diet. A handful of chips with the meal? Cool. A bag of chips sitting on the couch watching TV? Not cool.
Since last Saturday, things haven’t been so smooth. I caved a few times and hit the drive-thru, though my snacking habits got fairly turned around for the better. I’m still at 248, so at least I didn’t go up, but all in all, it was not a great week.
I examined the differences in my experience with smoking cessation and weight loss, and also mentioned The Great American Detox Diet (written by Alex Jamieson, whose name I couldn’t recall during the recording). So I’m not making huge progress, but holding steady is better than going in the wrong direction.
Starting tomorrow, it’s all about renewing the committment and working out my triggers when it comes to fast food as well as starting on portion control and calorie counting using the Lose It! app for iPhone.
I wrapped the show with Road to Thin, another weight loss project that I’m involved with. It’s definitely worth a look, and we’d love to hear what you think of it.
The call-in line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I would love to hear your thoughts about what I’m doing at any stage of the game. Please feel free to leave a voicemail. The number is 281-826-2112, and if you’ll just tell me your name and where you’re from, that would be very, very appreciated.
Thanks for listening!