Waist: 34 inches
I was supposed to take a picture of the measuring tape I used to measure, but I don’t have one of those. So I decided to do it the ghetto way, with yarn that I cut and measured later using a straight ruler. Then I realized – what if I kept each piece of yarn throughout the weeks and could hold them up against each other? Suddenly, ghetto idea is ingenious! So, first piece of yarn is labeled Week 1 and you’ll get a picture of it once I have the next measurement to hold it against. Next measurement is happens on Week 3, Day 1.
I am currently only following the steps in Chapter 2. Chapter 1 is a guide to how to work the program (or programme, since it’s British, and we all know how much I LOVE that!) The first two weeks will consist of the steps in Chapters 2, 3 and 4. BUT – I’m not to move on to Chapter 3 until I’ve mastered Chapter 2. Since Chapter 2’s step is really just basic portion control, I think I’ll give myself a couple days before also incorporating Chapter 3. I’d like to master all three before the end of Week 1 so that by Week 2 I can be working on all three together.
Here’s a photo of my Day 1, Week 1 flab: (yes, I use Dove. Soft underarms!)
And here’s how I did with portion control for all of my meals. Side by side comparisons are my original portions and new portion as described in Chapter 2 of the book. Snacks were measured outright and I didn’t take photos of those. But trust me – I stayed within the serving size and was still able to satisfy my craving without going overboard. I think these first few days were really about not denying myself while also changing my paradigm about how much and what I put into my body.
I guess you have to have a magnifying glass to read what I wrote there. Mostly just to do with the fact that something made me feel barfy at the wedding and so I didn’t eat much. Some cheese cubes and a red potato and that was about it. The barfy feeling didn’t keep me from DANCING, though!
Time for Chapter 3!