So for these next 5 weeks, I am doing the big push. Extra exercises, absolutely no cheating with the kid's Halloween Candy, and eat lots of fruit and veggies. I don't really have a set goal of what I want myself to weigh... because I want to stay realistic. I weighed in at 222 this morning... Ben is 205... could I hope to be that too when he comes home? I have NEVER been the same weight as him, or less. I've always been at least 20 pounds more. But at the same time, that's still a substantial amount of weight (17 pounds) to lose in 5 weeks, and above all I want to do this in a healthy way. So I can just do my best, work hard, and see where I go!
Here's a little recipe I made up to keep my candy/ chocolate cravings in check:
Cat's Homemade Lo-Cal, Lo-Fat, Lo-Carb Hot Chocolate
Hershey's Cocoa Natural Unsweetened (Their newest formula have 1/2 the calories as the older -- I went and bought a new one)
Spelenda (I like it in the box)
Boil some water. In a coffee mug add 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa, and 3-5 Tablespoons of Spelenda (depending on how sweet you want it). When the water is boiled, add it to your mug. Stir. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla extract.
For other flavors you can sprinkle in some cinnamon, or drop a few drops of peppermint extract in there.
That's it! Enjoy!
Info: Calories = 10; Fat grams = 0.5; Carbohydrates = 3 (Fiber 2 g; Sugars 0g) (Note: these are my own calculations)
And before I forget....
Starting weight: 279
Goal Loss: 80 pounds
Last week's Total lost: 53
This week's loss: 4 pounds -- down to 222 lbs
Total lost: 57 pounds
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