One week down in my Fat Loss Fast Track (FLFT) program and I’m doing great! Our only official goal for the week was to track everything we ate and how we felt throughout the day. I journaled every day and really ate pretty healthy, even though that wasn’t part of the goal. Something about having to write down that I ate 20 cheese & cracker sandwiches, stops me from eating it – usually.
My 30 day goal is to find some other activity other than snacking after dinner. I have found that sitting idle in front of the TV or Computer = high risk unnecessary sacking at night. Added bonus to this – a sense of accomplishment when I complete some small task I would have ignored in the past. Fold a load of laundry, clear the dishwasher, take a walk…etc. Since this isn’t the main focus of our week this week, right now I’m just working on awareness. Asking myself before I eat something – Am I hungry? It is worth it? My answer to both of these are almost always no. Sometimes that was enough to stop me, sometimes not. If I ate it, I wrote it down.
I know every week won’t be this easy. At some point, I’m going to get tired of what I’m eating and I’m going to want to fall back into old habits. This is where the skills I’m learning now with FLFT are going to become super important. Not to mention the amazing support our group has with the other members and our leader, Elizabeth Benton at Primal Potential.
I joined a Diet Bet challenge with a few co-workers the same day FLFT started – so week 1 down on that too. Guess what?!?! I’ve already hit my goal weight! I’ve lost 6.8 pounds in one week! I was eating terribly for about 2 weeks before this started, so a lot of the weight is probably water weight, but I still feel amazing with this progress! Now just to maintain, which I know I can because I have the amazing FLFT program to help me through it!