July 29, 2014

Losing Weight, at least trying to

Who - me
What - lose weight
Where - everywhere
When - NOW
Why - I won't divulge all of it now, but one reason is because I turned 50.
How - well, now, this is what this post is all about!

So this is what I am doing right now - I am sure my plans will change around as I go, but one thing will stay the same: WATCHING THE CARBS


  • fruit, usually strawberries and blueberries, sometimes with almonds, sometimes with some Fiber One cereal (at least until I run out of it). 
  • smoothie. I have a huge bag of frozen fruit. my best smoothie so far has been frozen fruit (including half of a frozen banana) and unsweetened almond milk.
  • eggs
  • half of a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese
  • sandwich on a whole grain sandwich thin with lots of veggies (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, green pepper)
  • salad
  • beans, veggies and rice (no sauce if I have tomatoes)
  • fruit


  • meat (grilled)
  • salad
  • whole grain pasta
  • vegetables

  • fruit
  • lettuce, cucumbers, radishes
  • one large spoonful of Ben and Jerry's ice cream
  • two or three doritos
I don't eat all of those things every day, that is just a list of choices I have made so far. Here is what I have planned for tomorrow:

Breakfast: smoothie
Lunch: brown rice, black beans, tomatoes, collard greens, apple
Dinner: green salad with grilled marinated chicken and zucchini and a little dressing
Snack: grapes and almonds, one large spoonful of Ben & Jerry's pistachio ice cream

I am trying to have healthy carbs in two meals, so I may try adding rolled oats and flax seed in the smoothie. Some days I crave more carbs, and I am trying to let my body tell me what it needs, so on those days I will have carbs with all three meals.

How is it working? I have lost 14 pounds in two and a half weeks. *Note: a lot of that weight is water, and a lot of it may be attributed to a new diuretic that I am taking, however, my current diet may eliminate the need for the diuretic (I haven't taken it in the last two days and haven't had a problem) and besides that, it feels great to get rid of all of that water!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for the 14lbs lost, that is wonderful Christy. I'm turning 40 on the 10th and I've been trying really hard to watch my diet too, need lots of fruit and veggies incorporated in my meals, also water and drinking green tea. We'll see how it goes.