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Easy, Three-Step Diet Plan: Week Six. Did the scale go down?

Updated on September 13, 2012

Plan Review

1. Be Aware of what, why, when, and how much you eat. Eat when you're hungry, stop when you are full.

2. Exercise. Aim for thirty minutes a day.

3. Weigh in. No more than once a week.

Did I Lose Weight?

Today marks exactly 6 weeks since I started this Easy, Three-Step Diet plan. And I am happy to report that yes, I lost weight! .2 lbs. For those of you keeping track (I know I am) that means I am currently at a total loss of 4.2 lbs, with 9 more pounds to go to reach my goal.

Why So Slow?

Some of you may not be so impressed with 4.2 lbs. in 6 weeks. Truth is, I wish it were more myself. But, I have to remind myself that I am doing this in a healthy way. I am not depriving myself of any food, but just trying to be aware of the triggers that make me choose unhealthy options or overeat. I do know that my body has more muscle now than in the past, and we all know that muscle weighs more. Plus, as my wonderful husband likes to point out, I am within a normal range for my weight. Thus, it is a bit more of a struggle to get these last nine pounds to come off. I DO NOT want to starve myself and so I am content to go about the weight loss slowly, as long as the weight loss continues!

This Week's Challenges:

I did have a few beers at a motorcycle event over the weekend. I was only going to have one or two, but had three. I really didn't want the third, and I felt the consequences.

Last night (why is it always the night before a weigh-in?) I had too many homemade rice kripy treats. I made them for my son, but found myself returning to the pan too many times, eating them when I was not hungry at all.

This Week's Victories:

I fit in exercise even when I was pressed for time. I ran on the treadmill, for example, before meeting friends for an outing.

I haven't been eating at night. Although there are no "rules" to follow on this diet, I do find that if I stop eating after 7 pm, I feel better. I need a "shut-off" time for eating in order to curtail snacking when I am not hungry.

Looking to the Future:

I have 9 lbs. to go and I know I can do it. I'm hoping I break this "slow plateau" soon.

I also hope you'll join me with your own weight loss goals!


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