Ok. I went and tried on my bridesmaids dress for Natasha's wedding. It didn't look THAT bad on me...but I didn't feel that great in it. So, I decided to do a diet. A real diet. Just to lose a little weight before the wedding.
I've never successfully dieted before, so this will be a first. I decided to try to cut my carbs, since that is the biggest thing I eat a lot of. My goal is to eat under 40 a day. I'm using calorie counter on my phone to keep track of the number of carbs I'm eating daily. Yesterday, I went overboard...I ate candy corn. When I looked back at it today, that is what put me over by 50 grams of carbs. Yikes! So far, today I've had:
Breakfast- 3 eggs, onion, green pepper, swiss cheese all in an omelet w/ 2 strips of bacon- 0.9 grams of carbs!!!
Lunch- Spinach leaves, 1/4 an apple, 1/8 serving of glazed pecans (so stinkin good!), chopped onion, 1/8 of a tomato, chicken breast (from last nights supper) and Light Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette...for a total of 13 grams of carbs
Dinner- I had 2 porchops (with 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar on them) and 2 slices of apple (cooked them with the chops...so good!) (I also had olive oil in the pan, so it wouldn't stick.) and cauliflower with cheese. (The rest of the family had mac and cheese...and I didn't eat a single bit!!!) and that was 8 grams of carbs.
I am totally kicking this diets butt! Oh yea- Snack-1 piece of Orbit gum...1 carb.
I am at 23 carbs for the day...I'm trying to stay under 40. I'm on a roll!
I'm a competitive person and a numbers person...so I'm trying to beat my own numbers! I do the same with running. Try to finish faster or run longer. That motivates me. Also, the last time I weighed myself, I was at 145...today, 142. I doubt that three pounds was from the last three days, but, I'll give it credit for 1 lb :D
If anyone has an carb free snacks I can eat, let me know...particularly sweet. I've got the salty end covered, but I need more sweet snacks. Or even chocolate! It's prob not possible...but its worth a try!
I will be SO excited to get back into my size 4's and 6's again :D