Update: -.2 lbs
Total loss: 6.3 lbs.
I’ve been doing the no glutendairysugar diet now for about a week now and, surprisingly, I actually feel a little better, a little less tired, a little lighter. I’m not sure if it’s cutting out the dairy, or the gluten, or the sugar- or a combination of all 3- but it’s interesting to me that I actually do feel a pretty significant change, and it’s only been a week. I had expected to feel pretty crappy, so this is interesting. Maybe my body is just in a state of denial.
As far as the ‘no sugar’ suggestion goes, I’ve been pretty good about eliminating it, but I’m not going completely cold turkey. I’m not eating obviously sugary things (pancakes, sweets, pastries, candies) but I’m still eating things that might contain small amounts of sugar, like protein bars, protein shakes, fruit, etc. I’m trying to be mindful of eating things with lower sugar content- but not completely ruling something out just because it has sugar. I have had the occasional craving for say… a brownie sundae, or a s’more, or a fruit tart- but nothing that hasn’t passed when I’ve either a.) eaten something, b.) drank something, or c.) distracted myself with something.
I will admit that I was surprised by the lack of weight loss this week, though. I thought there was going to be another big jump. .2 lbs does not equal “big jump” in my mind. It equals “Huh. OK. I guesssss?” But I need to remember to keep perspective on this and realize that I’m still on track- ahead even- for my 1lb a week goal.
On another note- I’m signing up for an 8-week fitness program, tapered specifically for busy moms who need to get the most bang for their buck. It’s a results-based program, designed for moms who want their “body back”- and catchily enough- that’s what the name of the class is: Body Back. It includes meal plans & tracking, DVDs, and results-based direction from instructors. It starts next week and classes are 2x/week. It will also be a great way to meet moms who may be experiencing some of the same challenges. I’m excited to get started and report back what I find!