My Weight Loss Journey | Week 2

Welcome to week 2! :-)

It means a lot that you’re here; at the very least curious to hear what the next steps are in this public weight loss journey. I’m nervous… I fear failing in front of everybody… I don’t really know why I’m doing this so publicly; I think just the fact that this was requested by my viewers, gave me tunnel vision and all I saw was making it happen for you.

Here’s a break down of last week:

For Week 1 Video and Blog details (game plan, staple to-do’s, weigh in tips, affirmations, resources to stay organized, hunger control ideas, etc.) – please see here.
 

How I curbed cravings:

I used this trick not only to stay motivated throughout the week, but also to help control sudden cravings.

Here’s what I did – every time I craved a snack or something sweet, I jumped on instagram first before hitting the munchies. I told myself that if after 10 minutes on insta I still feel an uncontrollable desire to munch, I’ll do it. I set a timer on my phone for 10 minutes, grabbed a glass of water to drink then started scrolling around.

Now I understand that 10 minutes during the day might not be manageable for everybody. If you don’t have 10, take 2 or 3. Grab some water (many times dehydration is disguised as hunger) and give it a fair shot, however long you have available.

Because I follow several hot accounts on instagram, after seeing so many images of beautiful girls in bathing suits with their hot bodies, 9 out of 10 times, my cravings would become manageable if not entirely gone when the timer set off.

If that sounds like a good idea, here are some inspo accounts that could help motivate you as well. (let them know I sent you)

@_bahamasgirl_
@fit36
@sarahstage
@gabbyepstein
@toneitup
@jilahaminii
@ingalala_
@morganosman
@mirgaeva_galinka
@emrata
@bilyalova_sveta
@hopedworaczyk
@sjanaelise
(naturally… don’t forget to follow me too :) hix)
 

What I ate (2 RECIPES) & snacks:

I think what made it easier for me to let go of bread this week, was still hanging on to potatoes. I’m literally obsessed with bread and potatoes and I’m so happy I didn’t have to give up both at the same time.  It’s why I think this plan will work, because it’s gradual, not radical.

Here are some samples of what I ate this week:
 

Pan Seared Chicken with Veggies (made this last Tuesday night)