Reporting in - as of weigh-in on Saturday, I was down 2.4# for a total of 9.6. Always just shy of a milestone, isn't it? :)
The Core plan is easy, but losing weight is hard. That means - it's easy to *understand* the whole process, but it's soooo not easy to say no to yourself. And Core means basically no breads or sweets, and I'm a total muffin-and-chocolate kind of gal. Even after 6 weeks Livin' La Vida Core, we're still adjusting. Ah well. The hardest part is not much is grab-quick-and-munch, unless it's a banana or apple. Most of the food on the Core list needs to be washed, grilled, sliced, diced, picked, scooped, boiled, roasted, or sauteed before consuming. Rather time-consuming with two parents working outside the home. I spend most of the day on Sundays on food prep, whether planning meals, grocery shopping, or cooking/prepping for the week ahead. I'm glad to have it done later on, but it's a bit of a pain. I consistently have to remind myself that I'm giving myself and my family a gift by prepping these "care packages". This week I even roped the kids into making "care packages" - snack-size baggies of washed and plucked red grapes. They both will eat two bags a day, so it's only fair they help with the prep!
At least this week I saw some results at the scale, for all my work. Two weeks ago at weigh-in, I lost a mere .4#. The next week - gained it back. Errrrrrrgh! It's enough to make you want to sit down with a bag of Oreos and not even come up for air until they're gone. (not that it takes too much for me to want to do that...)
I'm going on a lovely weekend scrapbooking retreat with girlfriends this weekend, and ordered a slew of photos from Snapfish the other night. I included some of the recipe cards from my friend Susan's Recipe Rounds. Which reminded me of the weight loss album I brainstormed a while back, and how I haven't really been working on that. LOL I need to get back to it! Recipes and quotes in the next couple of posts.
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