Something is working!

Posted grneyedmustang on March 4th, 2012 | Filed under Calorie Counting, dieting, exercise

So I’ve been taking a new class at the gym, reincorporated strength training into my routine, and started calorie counting at the beginning of February. Something I’ve done is working (I have the feeling it’s counting calories) because as of this morning I am down to 241 - a weight I have not seen since the end of 2010!

Super thrilled right now. So thrilled I’m about to go for a run at my favorite trail. :D

So my strategy has been:

  • Eating less than 1800 calories Monday through Friday
  • Having a cheat “day” on Saturday
  • Not counting calories on the weekend (but still trying to eat healthy on Sunday)
  • Still maintaining a SBD way of eating during the week, with the exception of my cheat day
So let me explain my cheat day - I do believe that allowing myself to eat “whatever” can lead to a slippery slope, if it’s a carb laden meal. So with my “cheat day” - I usually eat fairly on plan for breakfast and lunch, but eat what I want for dinner and that’s it. With this meal, I don’t usually eat dessert. I’m really afraid of the cravings kicking in if I just go overboard with the cheat meal, but I do think the cheat meal itself keeps my metabolism guessing.
I hope the weight loss continues! If it does I might get to see 200 after all. :)


2 Responses to “Something is working!”

  1. susana Says:

    My plan is very similar to yours! I don’t plan a cheat meal, but forgive myself when I cheat once a week, and I cheat when I am really hungry and feel I have to up my cals. I am on a 1200 cals a day and boy it is little (shorties suffer a lot!). I am glad to read that you are doing so well! Keep it up!

  2. grneyedmustang Says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Susana! You hang in there as well!!!

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