Weigh In Day – Week 2

Hi Lean Dreamers,

These last two weeks have been HARD. I completely cut out fast food and decided to drink only water. (Read more about my July goals here). This meant that I had to cook 99% of my meals (I had one date night out at a restaurant which wasn’t fast food). It also meant that I had to give up coffee. Coffee is a nemesis for me because I always drink the sugariest coffee drinks which had started to drain my energy.

Although these past two weeks have been difficult, I can tell that the changes are working! I still have my tired days, but overall I feel much more energized and not as sluggish as I used to. I’m also falling asleep much easier which I believe is due to not having two coffees a day which was way too much caffeine. And best of all, I am seeing the scale go down!

The hardest part has been fighting the cravings. I did have Funyuns (my favorite chips) a few times, but I ate the snack size bags which were just enough to satisfy my versus getting the normal size or jumbo size bags like I did in the past which is just overkill. I’m most surprised that I did not give in to the fast food cravings. I really had some tough days when I wanted Panda Express (my favorite), but I’ve finally reached a point in my life where I want the weight loss more than I want the food. Since I have finally made weight loss a priority this has helped me push through on those tough days.

Below are my official second week results!

7-15-17 Weight Loss Chart

Weigh In Results Week 2 7/15/17

Wow! I’m officially down 5 pounds! What a difference cooking for yourself makes! I was shocked when I stood on the scale this morning because I was not expecting that number. This past week I did not exercise at all 😦 My gym buddy at work was on vacation and she is the one that pushes me. I know I need to learn to push myself so it’s no excuse, but she will be back next week so I can get back on track.

This past week I drank a gallon of water every day. I’m sure this had a huge impact on my loss this week. Water helped me feel full and it helped fight my cravings as well. Cooking all my meals meant I consumed way fewer calories than when I would eat fast food everyday.

So this coming week I will be incorporating daily exercise and continuing with no fast food and water only. I think with this strategy I can lose at least 3 pounds this week! That is the goal.

I hope your July is going well and that you are meeting your goals. Let me know how you are doing on your weight loss journey in the comments.

Talk Soon,

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P.S. My name is pronounced Shah-Day 🙂

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