As you can see to the right I have posted for all the world to see my weight as of this morning. It's about where it has been for a few weeks now. I haven't been paying real close attention and this is a good sign for maintenance if I can hang around the same weight and live life using my new habits.
Just one thing - I am not at maintenance yet.
A little accountability will be good for me. Some of you are so good about posting your food and water intake as well as your exercise. I am going to do a little better but will not be journaling or planning ahead too much as that becomes another chore for me and one that I do not enjoy at all - kind of like housework. I have lost 47 pounds now with the new habits I've created so I can go the rest of the way I am sure.
I was going to do the 30 day Practical Paleo thing and have given up dairy for the most part. I have finished off the yogurt and the cottage cheese and won't replace it. I am drinking black coffee. I am using almond milk in my smoothies but they have the whey protein powder in them and I guess that's a grain? I also put the flax meal in them as well as some chia seeds. I am not willing to give up my morning muffin with the recipe I have posted that uses the box of raisin bran and stevia in the raw for the sugar and whole wheat flour for the white flour. They are small and I have one each morning with my pills and those carbs keep me from getting tired. The rest of the day is lean meats and vegetables. I have some dark chocolate for a dessert. A stick of sugarless gum also works for me as a dessert. I guess my food plan would better be called low-carb rather than Paleo. I also like the Quest Nutrition Bars especially when on the road a lot driving to fix ATM's (like the 10 hours I spent doing this yesterday). They are easy to eat while driving. BUT they are processed food.
I have made my own trail mix with nuts/seeds/mini dark chocolate chips/either raisins or dried cranberries. A serving is 1/2 cup and is very satisfying.
Water is not a problem for me. I am going to step aerobics 3 times a week and will add (not plan to add) some sessions of the No. 1 Fat Burning Exercise. The step aerobics and No. 1 Fat Burning Exercise should be enough.
The above got 47 pounds off of me. I guess it can get the next 25 off as well.
Hope all of you have a wonderful, blessed Sunday.