I have now been officially on the diet for a whole week.
I haven't lost anything which is odd because I went off all bread/rice/potatoes/sweets/candy... I do not eat too much cheese. I do have one or two Laughing Cow wedges a day (light) as a snack.
I did cheat on Saturday night when I had two pitta breads but it was a once a year special occassion.
I also got my period yesterday and I wasn't hungry (happens when I get AF) so I only had a salad (tomato and cucumber but even then I didn't quite finish it, it was one tomato and one cucumber) and then I snacked on peanuts (the regular kind). Ok I know I ate too many of them but I was in a lot of pain because of AF and feeling crummy so I allowed myself some comfort food. These were the only times I cheated in a week.
I my scale shows the same as a week ago
I don't get it. Even if I weren't on a diet, surely going off sweets would have helped me lose something? I used to eat sweets every day, some days I would have two or three chocolate bars for instance...
I keep thinking "what can I cut out" and I can't think of anything. I only have lean meat and green salad, nothing on the "avoid" list, and I do not eat too much cheese.
Here is a typical menu for me:
B: Hard boiled egg, a laughing cow wedge (light) and a glass of V8
S: A laughing cow wedge inside a turkey slice
L: Skinless chicken breast (grilled) with lettuce and cucumber and maybe some low fat grated cheese and a hard boiled egg sometimes. A little olive oil.
S: Half a cup (150 grms) 2% plain yogurt sometimes with sweetener.
D: A chicken breast with lettuce salad.
I also have ONE decaffeinated coffee a day with a little skim milk.
Except the two times I cheated (on Sat and yesterday with the nuts) I haven't cheated at all. Also any salt I use is non-sodium. And the day I had the two pitta breads, they were combined with lean mean skewers and tomato slices.
Everything I eat is low fat the portions are VERY small. I have my breakfast in a coffee saucer. Do I need to eat less?
I do feel better or at least I felt better until a couple days ago but I blame that on my period.
I wish I could exercise more but as the mom of special needs twins and SO overweight I can't do much. I walk every day with the dog (briskly) and I am on my feet all day but I don't have time to go to a gym or anything. I have no one to look after the boys.
What am I doing wrong?