Monday, March 02, 2015

Weight loss

While its certainly no secret that I do enjoy my cocktails, unfortunately I have not had any since Jan 4. 

You see, I started my Fit for Life eating plan on Jan 4, and while the plan doesn't specifically prohibit alcohol, I know that it contains a lot of calories.  So I have voluntarily given up cocktails since the beginning of the year.

How's the slimming regimen going, you ask?  Well, I've lost 18 lbs so far.  I lost 5 lbs the 1st week and 5 lbs the 2nd week, so that was great!  The other 8 lbs have come off very slowly, but I knew that was to be expected.  Doctors actually say that 2 lbs per week weight loss is safe and sustainable.

Spouse and Steven & Thad are also on various weight loss plans.  We have all experienced weeks when we've only lost 1 or 2 lbs.  This can be very frustrating, especially if you've been "good" and not cheated on your plan.  But I try to remain positive.  I tell myself that if I consistently lose 2 lbs per week, in a year's time I will have lost 104 lbs!!  That knowledge really does help me.

I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to avoid alcohol.  Maybe I will allow myself just 1 Cosmo per week (on karaoke night) and see if that actually affects my weight loss at all.


Bob Slatten said...

Good for you! Keep droppin' those el-bees.
Lb's? Get it?

And give yourself a Once-A-Week-Cosmo treat!

anne marie in philly said...

blasphemy! I had 2 strawberry daiquiris last evening for dinner (lobster cakes).

gotta treat yourself once a week, honey!

I can't wait to see all 4 of you in speedos this summer! ;-b

@bob - bwhahahahahaha!

Mike said...

Ignore Anne-Marie. Stick with your discipline. That 2 pound loss per week is respectable and sustainable. In addition, your liver will thank you.

Anonymous said...

18 lbs!!! That's awesome, good job!


Ur-spo said...

Abjure temptation and liquor and loose women.