Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In the Box All Week

I was in the box all week and totally stoked about it. I have good momentum on my food plan, now to get my Physical Activity back up. I am now vowing to sleep in my workout clothes. How many times have you heard, read or said that those who work out first thing in the morning are the most successful at weight loss, weight maintenance and an on going active life style? I know it is a few for me so I am going to put it to the test, the O'Dark Hundred, Freezing Cold, Morning Test people.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New, new new...

I love new things, new challenges, new opportunities, new anything. I got re-newed last night in my class. We had a great visitor in town from another program in another part of the state. His honesty and willingness to ask for help from the group was inspiring. I had a great chat with my counselor and we decided that I am going to keep rock'n my current program through the holidays and then switch to Healthy Solutions in two weeks. (That means at least 3 Shakes, 2 Entrees and 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a day plus at least 2000 calories burned a week.).

So renewed, new food plan coming - it is looking good right now and for the new year.

Oh, and I was down .8 last night.

Monday, December 21, 2009

UGH!, Real Food and other stories

In an effort to stay focused on the box I stopped getting creative with my meal replacements the last few weeks. I did some fun stuff to get through Thanksgiving but I found I drank more shakes if I just mixed the Chocolate 500 with water and ice in a hand shaker and started chugging. That was working for a while but the last few weeks I have had days outside the box. Each day I have outside the box gets worse and worse and it becomes harder and harder to stop eating "real food". For some reason I just have not considered my meal replacements real food. This is probably not the best perspective since I feel best when I am in the box. So if you are new to the program - DO NOT GO OUT OF THE BOX - it is so hard to get back in, especially around the holidays, birthdays, weddings, parties, work - you know the stuff that happens ALL the TIME!

My weight is down which it probably would have been even more than where I started if I was not in the program so I will keep at it and keep letting you know how it goes. I am going to go call my counselor now.