I know - can you believe I just wrote that the scale has moved for me?!? I, along with Biz, Debby, Lori and Kelly, have recently been working on losing a bit more weight - in my case, I'm trying to get off fifteen pounds. No time limit - just actively working a little harder...and over the last ten days, the number on my scale has actually dropped. After about five months of unintentional maintenance, I wasn't sure that this was possible. I almost hate to mention this as I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm too excited and motivated not to!
So, what have I done differently? Along with my Monday and Wednesday workouts and running about 7 -8 miles a week, I've cut out crackers at lunch - even though I was carefully measuring out a serving of Kashi TLC crackers, the 130 calories weren't doing me any favors. I've also, for the time being, swapped the quarter cup of my beloved Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal for half a cup of Fiber One cereal - I eat this with my equally beloved Fage Greek yogurt and fruit . The Fiber One has a lot more fiber, which helps me to stay fuller all morning, but more importantly, while it tastes good, it's not as tasty as the Kashi cereal, so I'm not snacking on it, or popping a few extra bites in my mouth while I'm measuring and pouring it into my bowl. I'm telling you, those extra bites add up! Also, my bar habit has been put on hold...no more Luna, Lara or Kashi TLC bars for me. Again, if I was hungry, I needed to be eating something better for the calories (hello broccoli and asparagus, I'm looking at you).
Mostly, I'm trying to be a little more aware of what I'm eating, scaling back a tiny bit on the calories, and moving more - the running is definitely helping. So far, so good - I may get that pedicure soon (I hope I hope I hope)!