Saturday, June 21, 2008

Well, these past two weeks I have lost 4 pounds...averaging 2 POUNDS PER WEEK. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. Since I began my life change almost 3 months ago....I have never lost more than 1 pound in a week. How I done it you may ask. Well, I went over my food journal and noticed these past two weeks I have not been eating pepperjack cheese (which I actually did sware off b/c I was eating 2-4 slices per day w/ 6 grams of fat per slice) and lunch meat ham. Now, the lunch meat ham was a great food. 70 cals for 4-5 slices of ham and the fat was below 6 grams per serving. BUT THERE IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE. I have actually been either in range or below on my fat intake, which I have not been able to do since I first started getting rid of excess pounds. My carbs were in range, protein in range, cals in range, but FAT wasn't. I have learned by keeping the fat in range or below keeps the weight coming off. DUH!!!! In my ham and cheese phase I could bearly stay in my fat range. Most days I would exceed it. Before, I felt like I could not live w/out my pepperjack cheese but now there is no way it's coming into my house...unless it's occassionally on a subway 6 inch sub. I'M SOO HAPPY. I might actually get below 170 for my friends wedding...TWO MORE WEEKS!!!
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    I learned the same thing. I was staying within my calories, but my fat intake was too high and I wasn't losing. So like you, I went back to my food tracker to investigate. By making sure my fats were in range the weight started coming off again.

    Good Luck on reaching your goal!!
    4597 days ago
    That's great news! Congrats girl.
    4599 days ago
  • LILLIAN364
    Congratulations on the weight loss!
    4601 days ago
    hey girl, so pruoud of you. I have hit a plateau. I haven't lost a pound in weeks. I have been doing a lot of resistance training and have lost inches, but no pounds. Any advice? emoticon emoticon
    4602 days ago
    WOOOOOHOOO, SO PROUD OF YOU! emoticon emoticon
    4603 days ago
    Great for you! I too am a cheeseaholic! I use the Kraft reduced fat pepperjeck cheese, but I don't eat it that often. I won't even try and say no to cheese, I just eat it sparingly. I'm vegetarian, so it's a good protein source for me that I need. That being said, it is probably more or less the sodium of both the cheese and ham that is doing more damage than the fat. Watch the sodium levels on all processed foods. You'd be amazed.
    4603 days ago

    Congratulations! That's amazing!

    Awesome job. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work!
    4603 days ago
    you go girl and this has motivated me to say no to cheese. i eat it about twice a day(scrambled eggs OR some of my sandwiches...wonder if they have light cheese NAHHHH better not chance it)

    anywho emoticon !!!!!!
    4603 days ago
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