At work, we have started the 'Biggest Loser' competition. While I really wasn't sure about doing it at first, I can say after only two weeks I am SO glad I signed up! After one week of walking every night, and eating healthy I lost 6.4 pounds! I also was the biggest loser (never thought I'd be happy about those words) for the week. Now we are almost done with week two and I'm a little nervous. I've still done good, however, I'm not sure if the pounds will continue to be lost, or if my body was in such shock last week that I lost more than I should have. I know losing 6 pounds in a week isn't the norm, and I'm not sure what to expect for this coming up week! Plus I'm really competitive and I've enjoyed being number one the first week :)
A lot of people asked me what I was doing to lose the weight. First, I downloaded the 'Lose it' App on my phone. I've been counting calories on that and it has helped a lot! You don't realize how many calories you are really eating in a day unless you see the number. It is kind of shocking! Second, all I've drank for the past two weeks is water! Some coffee, mostly water. Third, I go power walking everyday. This is probably my favorite part so far! It is a nice way to decompress after work and have some quiet time. I also have been eating 5 small meals a day versus 3. I try to stack the majority of my calories towards the beginning of the day and have a light dinner. I also won't eat after 7ish. So far that is mostly what I've been doing.
The best piece of advice I can give so far is do not deprive yourself. I refuse to eat lettuce and bland chicken. Nope, I won't do it. However I am making smarter choices with the foods I do enjoy. For example I love me some tacos. But I only eat the serving size now, and I cook it with ground turkey versus ground beef. Serving size is a huge factor to weight loss. I didn't realize you weren't supposed to pack away half a bag of chips in one sitting....Wow who knew :)
Anyways, just wanted to share how it was going so far! Wednesday is the next weigh in and I'll let you know how it goes from there!