Weight Journey 2015

Weight Journey – Weekend Update 2

At the beginning of January 2015 I decided to work at healthy eating to get rid of some of the cookies and cakes and pies and big family dinners that had contributed to the pounds creeping up. I began by limiting my calories. It worked but was a little hard to lose weight, I only seemed to maintain where I was stuck. Last Saturday, January 25th I woke up and decided to go back to what I knew worked to lose weight. Strict on the Dr. Bernstein diet. I have done this successfully in the clinic and at home before

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Weight Journey – Day 15

Tuesday, January 27 @ 8:30 a.m.I’m having a fantastic week. I am down 1.4 lbs since yesterday and down 4 lbs since Saturday (and that includes and ice cream cake cheat). I’m even a bit more than tracing for ketosis this morning. I wasn’t worried about getting into ketosis but I’m thrilled to be burning. Today’s trick is … I filled a 2L container of half sparkling water, half tap water and one Lime Crystal Lite singles. I’m not sure about the sparkling water but one glass has filled me up already. Do you have a trick of the day?

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Weight Journey – Day 14

I am down 1.4 lbs. Now we’re talking! I’ve been feeling fantastic and the food I’ve been eating has been SO delicious! Much better than what I was eating before I watched what I’m eating. Does anyone else notice how when you are on a “diet” you eat more veggies and fruit? I tend to forget about these when I am on “regular eating” (also known as, real life) and honestly, I don’t enjoy it very much. Please say I’m not the only one!

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Weight Journey – Day 13

Sunday, January 25 @ 9:15 p.m.I sighed relief this morning as my weight stayed exactly the same as yesterday morning. I’m so thankful that the ice cream cake cheat did not do in all of my hard work over the past few days. I ate a very strict day today and I’m excited to step on the scale in the morning (maybe even a peek tonight). It’s really exciting when things all fall into line. My husband went grocery shopping and bought me a bunch of goodies (read: vegetables) that are going to add to my recipe options. I’ve been

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Weight Journey – Day 12

Saturday, January 24 @ 10:00 p.m.Yesterday’s strictness (Dr. Bernstein diet) paid off. Today I finally had a break in the weigh-in. Down 1.2 lbs. Hurrah! With this success I was very excited to have another strict day. I made a delicious omelet, had an apple for morning snack, made a pizza for lunch and even planned a broccoli salad for dinner with an apple and jell-o for snack while we went out to a family dinner. There were a few nibbles that I had a bite or two of and then immediately stopped, drank some tea and water and then

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Weight Journey – Day 11

Friday January 22 @ 10:00 a.m.I gained back the 0.2 lbs I had lost yesterday. I’ve been hovering all week within a half-pound. Based on this lack of success, I’ve changed my technique. I was tracking my foods by caloric goal and that didn’t work so well. Now I’m tracking my Dr Bernstein daily goals and I’ve edited my food diary to reflect this on My Fitness Pal. It now will break down instead of by meal but by bread, protein, fruit, vegetable and jell-o goals. As well as my water. I really need this to start to work. I

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Weight Journey – Day 10

Thursday January 22 @ 3:00 p.m.I am down 0.2 lbs this morning. Sigh. Yesterday I did manage to drink 6 glasses of water. An improvement from the day before but still not the 8 I set my goal at. This morning I was motivated. I woke up early and made two quiche to bring to a group I participate in for snack. I was proud of myself for not eating it (I had another protein breakfast and documented the calories before I left the house). I also got in two waters. Then I walked in the door at lunch and

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Weight Journey – Day 9

My days aren’t really in actual daily order but that’s okay. I’m catching up on a bunch of days with the post. Plus I have the pretty graphic to keep me on track 🙂 Tuesday January 20 @ 9:00 p.m.This morning my weight stayed exactly the same as yesterday. Not jumping up and down but I’m pleased it did not go up. I managed to drink 4 waters which was a big success since I have been having trouble getting in the water for some reason. I also at 1334 calories of my 1000-1200 goal. They were good choices so

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Weight Journey – Day 8

Since I pretty much stopped last week I’m continuing on Day 8. Saturday January 17 @ 9:30 p.m. We went out for a fancy dinner to celebrate my parents Ruby anniversary (40th). I ate. A lot. I replaced potatoes with a salad and veggies though so that was well planned. Then there was fillet mignon, half a cheeseburger and a nice cream sundae. I feel boated and cranky and overly stuffed. Basically ick. This is motivating me to plan my better food choices for tomorrow. Sunday January 18 @ 10:00 p.m.Stomach is still upset from fancy dinner. Today was my

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Weight Loss Inspiration from Bridget Jones

I have been listening to the audio book “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy”. She loses a lot of weight and her observations are hilarious. It’s funny to read when she goes off the rails and does it so well that thenurse whisks her to a group where she is the one who has fallen off the wagon the most spectacularly. I mean if you are going to cheat, do it in a big way! I want to clarify I want to meet Bridget Jones after her success,not at the part when she falls off the wagon. This was what

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Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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