What A Difference A Week Makes!

What A Difference A Week Makes!

Week one – done. And honestly, it wasn’t that hard.

I think you have to really really want, not only to change, but to actually do what it takes to change. There is a difference.

I thought about this plan for a long long time, all of the aspects of it, the timing, benefits, the drawbacks and when the time came, I just stepped into what I had already mentally created.

The plan still is to lose 52 pounds in 52 weeks, by walking 10,000 steps a day, drinking 16 cups of water a day, cutting out caffiene, and cutting out alcohol. In addition to that, I’m eating only oatmeal, yogurt, brown rice and vegetables for the first month.

The food portion will be re-examined once per month and adjusted. So far so good with that though. The oatmeal and yogurt in the morning gives me my protein, and I put a little ghee and liquid aminos on the rice which makes it taste like comfort food. I’ve had to throw in a couple of salads just because I felt I needed the energy.

I haven’t made it to 10,000 steps a day yet. Most of the time 8,000 is as high as I’ve gone. But I’ve walked on the treadmill 6 out of the past seven days, so that’s a real plus. I also haven’t made it to 16 cups of water, but I make it to 8 every day, probably more with the herbal tea I’m drinking.

But here’s the amazing part… I’m losing like a pound a day! I’m 7 days in, and 7 pounds down! I’m sure that will taper off, but its definitely the boost I need to keep this going!


  • Posted January 9, 2015 6:33 am 0Likes
    by suburbancorrespondent

    Salads are vegetables, so it doesn’t sound like you’ve deviated from the plan at all! And way to go on the steps! It’s hard to hit 10,000 in winter, at least for me.
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  • Posted January 15, 2015 11:01 am 0Likes
    by Smalltown Me

    How’s it going?
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