In case you missed it last week, I've got a new mini-goal that I'm calling Four Weeks For Health. The goal: lose one pound per week in four consecutive weeks in order to a)give me a string of weeks with a loss to rejuvenate my progress & motivation & b)put my weight at 150 lbs, otherwise known as the high end of my healthy weight range.
Week 1 Actions (what I did differently):
- I snacked purposefully. This goes hand in hand with GHGs, but I really paid attention to the difference between a snack & a treat. Treats are fine in moderation, but snacks should be part of my nutriton plan & give value to my body. If I was down a dairy serving in the afternoon, I had a glass of milk rather than reaching for a delicious, but nutritionally bankrupt Diet Coke. If I was short a veggie, I reached for cucumbers with my hummus rather than crackers.
|Eating my steak over a bowl of my garden's lettuce with a |
teaspoon of olive oil as dressing. Two GHG's where I would
previously have had none!
I am, of course, giddy with my outcome, but in thinking about the purpose behind this exercise, I am not altering my goal for Week 2. The biggest reason for setting up the goal as I did was to build momentum. More important than total pounds lost, I desperately need a pattern of success--consecutive weeks "down." So, my plan for Weeks 2-4 remains 1 lb/week. Here's to Week 2!