Thoughts On The First 6 Weeks Into My Weight Loss Journey

by Willie on February 27, 2017

in Begin Again, Daily, Weight Loss

I can’t believe that it’s been six weeks since I recommitted myself to this weight loss journey once again.

The time has flown by.

Truly, I can say that this has been a very smooth transition into losing weight. No frustration. Zero hunger issues.

In the first 5 weeks, I’ve lost just under 8 pounds. I weigh in for week 6 on Tuesday!

My strategy was to keep the loss at a 2 pound a week pace. I can easily lose 5 pounds a week but I also want to build muscle while losing fat.

I’m choosing to take this weight loss journey slow and steady.

I haven’t had a binging episode for a long time. My sugar craving and intake has been kept to a minimum. I think this is because my sweet tooth is being fulfilled by this fantastic dark chocolate Jell-o pudding.

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It’s 60 calories and really hits that sweet spot.

MyFitnessPal has been my food tracker of choice. I used LoseIt previously but MFP works the best for me.

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My calorie budget is set just over 2000 calories. That budget is working very well. I’m not hungry at the end of the night. I feel satisfied.

Workouts are going very well. I’m having fun while getting stronger and healthier.

Why is everything different this time around?

Mostly, I focus on the diet. Previously, I focused solely on the amount of calories. That’s fine to do but I noticed I was hungry at the end of each day.

My diet before consisted of more carbs and less protein and fat.

I realized that I work better with a little more protein, moderate carbs and low fat.

Every body is different. I know friends who can inhale carbs and not gain a pound. I also know people who work better on a high fat and low carb diet.

It’s whatever works best for you.

Find out what combination of foods help you feel better and less hungry. Weight loss is a calorie subtraction. Eat the best foods that have more bang for the buck.

Weight loss is a slow journey. Enjoy every moment of it. Learn. Practice. Whatever works for you, then do more of that!

How is your weight loss journey going?

  • Tracy

    I am going to get that jello! Thanks for the tip.

    • The dark chocolate is a new discovery. Found it at HEB. There’s also a tres leche type one at Kroger. Same brand. I usually switch back and forth. Both good and low cal. Let me know what you think of them.

    • The dark chocolate is a new discovery. Found it at HEB. There’s also a tres leche type one at Kroger. Same brand. I usually switch back and forth. Both good and low cal. Let me know what you think of them.

  • Maryfran Clingan

    Great job on the nice consistent loss!!!!

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