Last week's weight: 212
Today's weight: 209.5
Total loss: 91.5 pounds
Surprising? Yes! Welcome? Very. It's been a long, long time since I've had a 2 and a half pound week. I like it!
One thing that is helping tremendously...I'm pretty sure I'm firmly ensconced in the Green Zone. I mean...at almost ten months I should be, right? I love it here.
For me the Green Zone means...
- I can still eat bread, but not an awful lot. You all know how I feel about bread. :)
- I'm not hungry for about 3 hours after waking, but I try to eat a little something as soon as I can just to get the metabolism going
- I don't obsess over when I'm going to eat next. I live my life and then after a few hours get the "oh...I'm getting kind of hungry now" feeling
- And the hallmark of the GZ....being satisfied with a small amount of protein dense food. My band is finally "speaking up" a little bit louder when it's time for me to stop eating. This is HUGE. For so long I've felt that I could eat more than I was "supposed to".
About Greg...he's awesome. We talk about all kinds of stuff and I ALWAYS learn something from him. He lost 150 pounds with the lap band and has maintained his loss for a number of years. The last time I was there he said something that has resonated with me literally EVERY day since. It may be one of the most important things I've learned so far and it's this:
When you're in the Green Zone, you will not experience perfect restriction every day. There will be days when you have to work harder. However, the good days should outnumber the bad, and if they don't, then you probably need a little fill.
So simple. I keep this in mind on the days when I AM having to work a little harder and it helps my perspective. I hope it helps some of you too.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading. :)