Been too busy to post. I have stuck to my diet. Here are some new things.
Weight: 142.5 lbs.
I cheated once two nights ago and had a small ice cream sundae. :) It didn't seem to throw me out of wack with the weight loss.
Last night I was very hungry after my 3 yoga classes and I ended up eating more than I probably would have - having what I'd say was the equivalent of 2 dinners. I had salmon and salad and then I had penne pasta and a few meat balls with sauce.
A smoothie I tried that was very different than the others:
Yesterday I had a smoothie that was made of things I had in my kitchen AND it was a recipe in my smoothie book but I probably wouldn't have tried it if I hadn't been running out of bannana and apple. Anyway, it was very mild in flavor, tasting almost savory and reminding me a bit of drinking a salad.
Vitamin C Smoothie
Fill 1/2 with kale
1/2 a red pepper
1 orange (peeled of course)
10 raw cashews
10 walnut halves
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
water to fill line
One other thing I wanted to say to encourage the women to stick to their diets even if they have a few days they don't lose:
So right now I do think I'm still dieting and I'm not losing weight - not really. I just noticed that in the past 4 days I'm really about the same despite working out hard and eating less. But I also think I'm in that hormonal time of the month when I retain water. So just remember that if that's the case for you when you are dieting you may well be losing fat but just also gaining water weight at the same time. Give it a few days before you change something - stick with it, don't give up. If I'm still not losing anything by next Monday I'm going to get a bit more strict with myself on the carbs I eat (having a little ice cream Monday and some pasta last night might not have been the best choice). Another factor is perhaps the muscle mass issue. I already have quite a bit of muscle mass, but I'm working out really hard right now. I'm trying to get stronger in my arms and back and abs and... oh well I guess just stronger. So maybe I'm gaining muscle - we all know it weighs more than fat. We shall see!
Alright well that's all I have time for now.