How To Really Lose Weight Without Dieting: Week 1, Days 1-3

Weight: 156

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!

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5 Responses to How To Really Lose Weight Without Dieting: Week 1, Days 1-3

  1. Good for you! Good luck with the program.

  2. You are doing great! Continued success on the program!

  3. You told me you were "huge." That is not so!

  4. Nicole says:

    Yeah – I looked at the pictures and instantly felt a little better. I think the picture of me in my head is bigger than me in reality. It was nice to marry the two. Still – I don't think this is my body's intended weight. Evidenced by the back pain and physical discomfort that comes along with not eating right and putting on pounds.

  5. F portion control, stop when you're stuffed! Go Paleo for the win!

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