Okay, the last part of that header is wishful thinking on my part. It has taken me MONTHS to lose 15.5 pounds. Almost five to be exact. Yes, I lose weight at a snail’s pace. Believe me, I know. I see all these authors who’ve lost a 100 pounds in 9 months to a year and it bums me out. I don’t have a hundred pounds to lose–never did, but I have enough that it’s going to take me well over a year (at this rate) to hit my goal weight. If I was dieting, the weight might come off quicker, but frankly diets have never worked for me. EVER. This is the most weight I’ve ever lost without starvation tactics. For those curious, I’ve mentioned it before, but dh and I started eating off smaller plates a few months back. We are not slave drivers about the plates. If we happen to need a bigger plate for something, we use it and don’t beat ourselves up over it. I make the same dinners I’ve always made (ie meatloaf, chicken, fish, soup, etc.), but we try not to have a lot of potatoes or bread. In fact, other than one lonely slice of gluten free bread in the freezer, we don’t have bread in the house. If we’re craving bread, I’ll go out and buy some, but we won’t keep it for long. I do have potatoes, again, in case there are any cravings. We try to avoid those and most of the time don’t have them in the house either. I do keep sweet potatoes in the house because they’re better for you. We also have spinach and berry protein shakes for breakfast. It’s strange how quickly those have become a habit. (Probably because we love them so much.) I drink 64 fl oz. of water a day, but I really like water, so that’s not a hardship for me. Oh, and we exercise 4-6 days a week. You thought I wasn’t going to mention the dreaded ‘E’ word, didn’t you? Four days of exercise a week is okay, but normally a bad week for us. Five is average and six is a good week. I’m not a fan of exercise. I don’t mind ‘fun’ activities, but exercise in general bores me to tears. I do it anyway. I like the mental clarity it gives me. I couldn’t do it if it was only to get into shape. I need more of a reason. Right now, I’m only exercising 30 minutes a day. Not great, but better than nothing. I need to get that time up and I think I just figured out how. I’m going to break the exercise up into two sessions. I’ll let you know if it works.
Now after all this talk of exercise and plate sizes, I’m going to get ready to go grocery shopping. *ggg 😉