I thought I should give a quick, one week follow up to my post, Sugar Sugar.
- I am down a little over 4lbs, almost 2 kg.
- I am hungry, so hungry
- I still crave sugar, ALL DAY LONG
- And spaghetti, I crave spaghetti
- I have not harmed anyone during this process…… yet. But I am very grumpy.
Now, I am a nurse. I do understand on many levels how these changes to my diet are important and necessary. I will continue to work on losing this weight and maintaining a healthy weight. But, understanding it doesn’t make it any easier. I am surrounded by delicious things here in Germany. The breads, the pastries, the beer and wine!! It’s so hard to limit myself when surrounded by these things!!
I dream of bathing in chocolate, or spaghetti or both. I am not kidding.
In reality, I still eat most of the things that I want, just smaller amounts. I haven’t been eating after 6pm. No wine or beer. No sugar in my coffee. The coffee issue has truly been the hardest change to make.
With my activity level I have been able to eat about 1500 calories a day and still lose weight.(I was eating and drinking around 2000! Maybe even more. Crazy amounts of calories. No wonder I packed on the pounds!)
I have really not missed the wine or the beer. I still have an occasional G&T (I am not a barbarian!)
I am not starving…..but I do think of desserts…… ALL THE TIME!!
The above picture is what I am eating instead of the desserts that I have been fantasizing about……but I still think about the desserts.
So, there you have it. 1 week in, and already down several pounds. This is doable.
Hey! Is dinner ready yet?? I am starving!!!
Anyone else having success with their diet changes? I would love to hear what you have changed to lose the weight and keep it off!