It just occurred to me that I haven’t given a update. We need to fix that, so here we go.
Overall the weight loss is going well. It’s not a liquid diet. There are shakes involved, sure, but not exclusively. You don’t even have to do shakes if you don’t want to, but I find them convenient, and since I’m not really a breakfast person I find drinking a meal more palatable than eating a meal. So, no, there’s real food involved.
Now, let’s not front, the food is not gourmet. I’ve been able to make some pretty decent things, like an enchilada bake that is surprisingly good, and some banana walnut muffins that were awesome, and there have been a couple things that were absolutely horrible, but overall the food is… meh. Let’s be real, even a ‘foodie’ like myself can sacrifice a few months of culinary enjoyment for my end goal of being a slimmer trimmer Ken. We’re on track.
We are on approximately Day 21, and so far I have lost 16-ish lbs. Was 19 lbs, but there’s been a couple ‘cheat days’ (including yesterday where I gained 3 lbs back in one day, that’ll teach me!), but overall I’ve been trending steadily down, and it feels good. I’m finding (‘that’ deleted for Michele) I have more endurance and stamina for routine daily activity like climbing stairs and just doing simple chores.
Missy has lost just over 12 lbs as of the last weigh in. We’re not supposed to weigh ourselves every day, but I have been. I’ve gotten used to doing it since I was monitoring my sodium.
While encouraging so far, what is frustrating to me is that I am now down to what I weighed before my weight starting jumping up back in February. I feel like I haven’t actually gained anything (pun semi-intended), but have merely got back to my ‘base’ weight, so now I am actually starting. I know that’s probably not the right attitude to have, but that’s how I feel.
At least I can fit into my work clothes again and don’t have to wear my ‘fat jeans’. 🙂