Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Been sick.

Okay.. the last couple of days I've been knocked on my ass with a terrible cough/cold. Luckily it seems to be going away. I really don't have time to be sick right now! My 1/2 marathon is in less than 3 weeks!! WAHOO!!!

I've noticed a trend in my weight loss. I have a menu that I eat the last 10 days of the month. It is mostly veggies and lean proteins. I love it and hate it at the same time but as soon as I quit doing it.. I seem to quit losing weight. Turns out I also quit eating.

The menu forces me to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours. When I stop the menu I stop eating frequently and just try to squeeze my calories in to the day. Well.. I started paying attention to how often I am eating and WOW!! It's a huge difference. The weight comes off and stays off. (Regardless of what I'm eating as long as it's within my calories.. although I pretty much don't eat processed carbs AT ALL) I am hovering around 127. Totally can't complain. I can't wait to be up and eating again... I am sure this will make a huge difference. I've started reading Tosca Reno's The Clean Eating Diet and I'm loving it. It is actually basically what I have done to my diet and I know that eating this way is WHY I will not be gaining weight back! :o)

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Sorry you have been sick... that always sucks. Your eating is inspirational... I may have to hire you to make me a plan ;)

Jewel said...

Hope you are feeling better Karilynn!

Tell me more about the book! I am so interested in that.....

WeightWatcher Mama said...

hope you feel better soon. i did step on the scale yesterday and it was VERY scary! i haven't been feeling to well the last couple of days, but need to make it to the Y today! i would love to see your # on my scale ;o) i'm sure it will be a while! LOL i have the clean eating book, i also have her workout & journal. LOVE those! that's how i got into free weights!

Spitfire said...

So sorry you've been sick. Being sick sux, especially when you have children.
The eating thing is essential. Out of curiosity...any chance of getting a peek of that menu? I'm always open to glean info that I can incorporate into my way of eating.
Hope you get back on your feet soon.
xo

Christen Farmer said...

It is definitely hard to eat more often especially when u can't sit in front of ur fridge or cabinets where u have healthy food stocked. Good luck with that and congrats on the weight loss. Hope u get to feeling better soon.

Kelli said...

I am glad your starting to feel better Karilynn.

Moi said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I was starting to get worried about you. You will kick that half marathon's ass. I know you can do it

Ellura said...

Hey, sorry to hear you have been sick. When I read your posts, it sounds like you have made a total life style change. I guess that is what we are all looking to do - there is no other way to make the weight loss permanant. Thanks for all your posts and comments! You really are an inspiration.