It’s been 14 days since I last posted. Sorry. Seems more like a routine now and never seems like anything new to post, so I guess that is a good sign.
I’ve had two dietician appointments since my last post and so two official weigh-ins. Last week I lost 4 lbs. and this week I last 2.2 lbs. So overall I’ve lost 25 lbs from my starting weight and still on track for losing ~42 lbs after phase one which lasts 16 weeks. I am now more than half-way through phase one and two months in.
Everything is going really great with the program. I have managed to stay on diet without a single non-approved food for 63 days. Not a single cookie, candy, cake or chip.
I planted a garden last weekend with Zoe, so looking forward to being able to cut down on the grocery store visits for vegetables and maybe some fruits in the future. Right now we just have one 4′ x 4′ raised bed, planted with carrots, cucumbers, peas, lettuce, radish, basil, cilantro and bell peppers.
We are using the Square Meter Gardening technique. I accidentally built the box a little incorrectly, so the other cross boards didn’t fit, it is supposed to be a 4 x 4 matrix, but we eyeballed the spacing. I am keeping notes of what we planted when we planted it and will track when it sprouts and when we harvest it. We only planted two rows, we will plant the other two this weekend so that all of the plants aren’t ready to be harvested at the same time.
I had planned on not buying any new clothes until I hit my target weight so that I didn’t buy clothes that I would then not fit. However, it turns out you can easily lose 25 lbs and still keep your pants up. So I broke down and bought one pair of shorts at Eddie Bauer. I went from size 38 to size 34. I remember being size 35 in my 30s but I think it has been a long time since I’ve been 34.