Embracing a Healthy Family: Day Five: Getting in Shape & Six Pounds Lost

Day Five: Getting in Shape & Six Pounds Lost

Today is day five where I decided to change how I eat and what I do to finally get in shape.  I wrote about day three here.  After five days, I've lost six pounds and I know many would say it's unhealthy to lose it that quickly or it will just come back and maybe so but you'd be surprised at how easy it was to lose it.  I took a combination of things I learned from the Atkins Diet and the Quick Weight Loss Center Diet and it's working.



EatSmart™ Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" TechnologyEvery day, I wake up and weigh myself at the same time of day using my complimentary EatSmart™ Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" Technology.  I love this scale because it's easy to use, you step on it, it lights up and in seconds it delivers your weight to the nearest tenth.  Nice and precise!


I start my day with two eggs (no oil used to cook) and three pieces of bacon and Quick Boost orange drink that is available at Nashua Nutrition.


For lunch, I make an organic spring lettuce salad with ground beef or chicken sprinkled with cayenne pepper, 1/2 cup of salsa, two tablespoons of guacamole, and fresh cut up onion bits.  


For snack, I might have some summer sausage bits, bacon, peppers, etc.


For dinner, I repeat what I had for lunch but change up the meat.  I interchange the meat in the salad with steak or chicken breasts.  I also drink another Quick Boost.  Water is the only other drink I consume.


I also have a snack afterwards of the same or a handful of mixed nuts.


Given the amount of salads and vegetables in the salad and salsa, I feel it's not too bad of a diet and I'm also trying Yoga.  I'm sure I'll hit a point to where the diet will not produce such quick results and I know it's the reduction of carbs that is helping.  I plan on adding fruit next week.  To date, I don't mind the diet at all although I have some cravings for sweets, I'm doing better than I ever had on a full blown Atkins' Diet.  This is a hodge podge between the two and it works for me.


Now .. to find the cure for these polka dots on my face as my three year old calls any dot on her body or aka ....adult acne.

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barbara.montyj said...

Wow good for you!

YouthfulTips said...

I had a treat last night of chicken fajita strips with the bell peppers and onions and I think the Applebee's sauce threw me over as I didn't lose any but that was my reward :)

Thanks!