Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I Dare You
For just one month, I dare you to eat approximately half of the amount you normally have eaten (except good things like steamed veggies and such). But if you’re like me and are eating out a lot, eat just a 6-inch sub instead of a footlong. Don’t get any refills on your sodas (or cut sodas out entirely). Order a kid’s size Moo Moo Mr. Cow burrito at Moe’s instead of a Homewrecker. You get the idea.
I all but guarantee you that in a month’s time, if you can put up with a few weeks of feeling hungry most of the day, you’ll get to the point where you feel stuffed after having eaten only the smaller amount. I just got back from Moe’s for dinner (a place I’ve cut back on visiting in an effort to reduce the amount of sodium I eat) and only had a Moo Moo instead of my usual Joey Bag of Donuts, and I feel like i had an enormous meal. I even told the worker to not bother giving me the cookie that normally comes with the kid’s meal. I also feel full after eating a 6-inch Subway sandwich instead of the footlong I used to get.
I’ve lost about a pound a week (about 4 or 5 total now) and am feeling better. I’m even starting to get the occasional comment that I’m losing weight. It’s lovely, and I know that slowly dropping weight (a pound a week as I have been) is the ideal pace.
Next, I’ve got to get out and do more walking. I wanted to start this summer, but haven’t because I sprained my ankle back in May and it’s only just now beginning to feel like it could handle a multi-mile walk. So I must strap on the ankle brace and get out there.
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