Happy Friday folks!!
Sorry to post so late today. BUT I was doing something very important.
Yesterday the library called me to let me know that some "library materials" were ready for me to pick up.
Well, I had been number 21 in line for the latest Jack Reacher novel, "61 Hours".
And it was ready.
So, I picked it up last night. Started reading at 7:30 p.m. Went to bed at midnight. Started again at 9:00 a.m. and finished the book by 2:30 today. (Include a 30 minute lunch, and maybe 30 minutes worth of other distractions...our children? Ha, Ha!)
How many hours did it take me to read 383 pages of 61 Hours by Lee Child?
Nine hours. Not bad.
Maybe I'll begin reading tonight another one of his books that I also picked up while at the library.
In the meantime, I'm so glad I've challenged you all to ten weeks of calories counting.
My eating has been noticeably better. I'm drinking a ton of water whenever I can. I'm still down two pounds from Monday morning despite giving myself permission to eat whatever I want.
Remember there is suppose to be no pressure to restrict calories the first week of calorie counting?
(Even though, we all really know that we'll be tempted to eat less anyway)
So, if you really, really want that chocolate covered cream filled bismark like I did last night...you eat it ...with some milk.
You just make sure you write down the calories. Which I did.
Despite that high calorie doughnut, I'm still pretty sure that I ate fewer calories than I would have if I hadn't been counting calories.
It's weird, but very true. And proven. Studies have shown that people who keep a food journal lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who don't keep a food journal.
Hence the reason, I'm going to, at the very least, play these awesome odds for the next 9 1/2 weeks so that I can keep my weight gain reasonable and minimal, and my food choices healthier.
But the second hardest part of the first week of calorie counting starts today.
The weekend.....*with drum roll added*
But to alleviate the mental pressure a little. I'm not restricting...just counting and recording in my big blue notebook.
You guys can do it too.
Let's do it together.
Have an awesome Friday folks!