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Monday, January 24, 2011

Two more pounds gone!

That makes five pounds just since Friday! I keep saying to myself that NO FOOD tastes as good as this empowerment feels! :)

I've been sticking really stringently to my eating plan, but I feel like I've been eating a lot. Granted, it's modified for my band (for instance, "liberal amounts" of protein and veggies is no more than 2 or 2 1/2 ounces of meat and 1/2 cup of veggies), but I also realize that one of the things that probably affects me as far as plateaus is not getting ENOUGH food.

There are some who feel if you simply eat X number of calories and expend X+ calories (eat less than you expend), that you will just lose. Period. However, I think all those diet books out there that claim if you eat less than 1,000 calories, it shuts down your metabolism, are right -- at least for me.

I knew a LBTer who swore that she ate 800 calories all the time and lost consistently. Even IF that was true, I don't think it is true for all people.

I'm certainly not counting calories, so I have no idea what I'm getting. But I AM drinking my water and green tea, and I am eating three meals plus one snack (typically Kefir, so it's not really a meal).

I guess we'll see where this goes. :)

Oh, and take that, Mom. Nyeah.


  1. Well done Beth! Those first pounds are the hardest, and so good for the morale to lose. You're on your way!

  2. Brilliant to hear Beth - you inspire me!! Feel the power girl - you deserve every last bit of it and aint it sweet!!????!!! Love it please keep us posted, the good the bad and the ugly! Keep on keepin on! Be good or good at it!

  3. Thanks to both of you. And Shaggs, I will stick with keeping myself accountable here. And yes, it IS sweet -- sweeter than any candy or goodie. :)