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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Weight-Loss Update

Remember the old Slim Fast plan? "A shake for breakfast, another for lunch and a sensible dinner." I would have starved on the first day, devouring everything I could get my hands on come 3 p.m.

For the last month, I've been doing their new 3-2-1 plan (Three snacks, two Slim Fast meals and dinner on my own). And I've lost 10 pounds. 10 pounds! I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale this morning. I seriously squinted my eyes and bent closer to the scale to make sure I was reading it correctly.

It's been so easy. I have a shake or a meal bar for both breakfast and lunch, and then I scatter three snacks throughout the day before that "sensible dinner." For me, that means a snack late in the morning and two in the afternoon. My snacks have been things like yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit, dried fruit, even a cookie or two along the way. I try to keep those snacks around 100-150 calories. And it's working!

I was a little hesitant to share that Slim Fast is what I've been doing, that y'all would think of it as something other than real food. But when I compared the labels to the things I had been eating previously, it all made total sense. I'm getting a ton of protein in, fiber, vitamins, the whole shebang, and I'm getting my fruits and veggies in during snacks and dinner. My blood work after my annual visit to my doctor last week came back "excellent."

How will I reward myself? Not with cupcakes. My plan is to start either a Pandora bracelet or necklace now that I've hit that 10-pound mark, and I'll add a charm with each five pounds.

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6 Comments:

  • wow! way to go summer!!

    By Blogger jodi, at July 15, 2010 9:33 AM  

  • Thanks, Jodi. It was nice to see the number duplicated on the scale again this morning. It wasn't a dream!! heh

    By Blogger Summer, at July 15, 2010 11:20 AM  

  • A huge congrats! Keep it up...

    By Blogger Addie, at July 15, 2010 1:14 PM  

  • oooh that's awesome, congratulations! i actually was trying this briefly a few months ago, and it really appeals to my lazy, lazy habits when it comes to eating breakfast and packing lunch. but mixing the shakes from the powder got to be a pain, and I don't think I was committed enough to the "sensible" part of dinner. but maybe I'll try it again. :)

    By Anonymous elizabeth, at July 15, 2010 5:39 PM  

  • Thanks, Addie!

    Elizabeth, I haven't been mixing the shakes -- I'm taking the lazy way out and buying the six packs. Our grocery store has them for 5 bucks...

    By Blogger Summer, at July 15, 2010 7:13 PM  

  • Yay!!!! Congrats girlie poo!!!!

    By OpenID diz2, at July 19, 2010 5:15 PM  

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