Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge Wk 5

Over the last few weeks, I've cut most of the sugar out of my diet. Very few sweet snacks, no Alcohol, etc. Before I started losing weight, I ate candy everyday and had a few drinks most days. (Hence, the weight gain.) Cutting out sugar has been a lot easier than I thought. You know, I'm on a weight loss mission. This has had two side effects. My face has thinned out. Huh! I always thought I had a round face. Guess not.

Before/After

And I was walking down the cereal aisle and wanted to buy sugary Lucky Charms. I haven't eaten sugary cereals since I was in college. That was a light bulb moment for me. I need to allow myself occasional treats or this weight loss won't stick. After my long run last week, I made myself a small brownie Sunday. (FYI...brownie sunday = awesome) And I still lost weight.

This weeks progress:

Big Man Δ (%) MegΔ (%)
Starting wt (lbs) 258 01820
Wk 1 wt (lbs) 255 .99177 .97
Wk 2 wt (lbs)255.99176.97
Wk 3 wt (lbs)252.97 175.96
Wk 4 wt (lbs)252.97 173.95
Wk 5 wt (lbs)251.97 172.94


Do you have treats every day/week?

6 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, you look great! Congrats to you AND the Big Man! Keep it up, anyone who can have a brownie sundae and lose weight is doing something totally right :).

Christina said...

Awesome! You gotto give yourself a little treat some time, right?
10 pounds in 5 weeks? That's awesome!

Allie said...

Congrats on your weight loss. I have treats a little too often which is why my weight loss has stalled for the time being. I'm trying real hard to get back on the bandwagon.

Christy said...

Yep - I've gotta have the treats. That's why I am really liking Weight Watchers. It gives me a good balance, so that I can have that treat and save the points somewhere else. I am a sucker for ice cream, so I just try to have the lighter varieties and watch the portions. I was doing well this summer, but then the birthday parties and vacations started ... :( But I am trying not to beat myself up and just get back to it! Congratulations on your weight loss - I know how much work it is!!

Shelley said...

Wow, that is a big difference in your face! Congrats on the 10 pound loss - great job! And I completely agree that having a bit of a sugary something keeps the major cravings at bay.

said...

You looked very nice back then :-D