Which is not me......yet.
The ideal weight for a woman of my age and build ranges from 122 to 149 pounds, the mean being 135 pounds. My goal weight of 141 will do a couple of things, one of which is to make my driver's license accurate. More importantly, it will make me happy.
I don't weigh myself often. Usually, I find out the number when I go in for a checkup at the doctor's office. Instead of weight, I gauge my body by how my clothes fit and how quickly I can run a 5k. Lately, my clothes are on the verge of not fitting at all, and I haven't run a 5k in nearly a year.
After two weeks, I am down to *&% pounds.
Breakfast is a fruit smoothie:
- frozen fruit of various types
- fruit juice
- 1 banana
The combinations are endless, and I love that.
Lunch is a sandwich or wrap:
- turkey, chicken, or roast beef (or, whatever)
- sliced cucumbers
- olive oil and lemon juice (in place of mayonnaise)
Dinner is....various things. Steak and baked potato, salads, yogurt (when I'm going to class), a wrap, sandwich, or I don't even know what. Great tip!
I feel really good. I still drink coffee in the morning with my usual teaspoon of sugar, and eat a few semi-sweet chocolate chips for dessert. I don't feel like I'm on a diet, and it's really not a diet. Even though it is. If I tell myself I'm on a diet, I'll feel squirmy and tied down, and I don't like to feel that way. I like to feel that I have options, and diets are psychologically NOT about options.
So, on this diet/non-diet, I'm doing well because food tastes good and I'm eating plenty of it (low-calorie, especially). I'm not going to restrict myself from any kind of food, but rather, watch the portions and only concern myself about calories.
I figure this is the most reasonable way to not be on a diet, while on a diet slash lifestyle change.