On Wednesday, after many delays, I finally had that follow-up visit with Danielle, my dietitian. And guess what, I have good news to share! From July 31 to August 28, I dropped 6 pounds!
I am so happy. This was NOT easy for me. I was on a 1500 calorie diet…that’s not much to work with! I had lots of temptation around me, but I had to learn to say NO.
I had a trip to NYC, a trip to Buffalo, my BIRTHDAY, and a house party all in the month of August.
When I got to the office, I got on a fancy scale where it gave a ton of numbers, such as weight, metabolic rate, % body fat, muscle mass, etc. Everything was in the right range. My fat was very low and my muscle mass was very high. Woo hoo!
We went over my food logs and while Danielle made some corrections on my calculations of portions, she said I did a great job. She just reminded me that other than veggies, never have more than 2 servings of a food group on one sitting. So I will definitely work on that!
Now I’m moved up to a 1900 calorie diet. I am SO relieved! I was not going to be able to hold on much longer. So my daily servings have increased:
- 4 breads
- 3 fruits
- 4+ veggies
- 3 dairy
- 6 meats/meat substitutes
- <2 fats
While it may seem like “I’m done, I reached my target”…I still have to keep doing what I’m doing, keep logging my meals and make sure I’m in line with what I need to be healthy.
I just wanted to share my success! I have another month to see if I can maintain this healthy diet. I certainly don’t want to lose any more weight. I will be exercising a lot more because my favorite Boot Camp class is starting up next week and I just signed up for a 10K (more on that later)…so I will keep working with Danielle to stay on the right track!
Hooray for healthy eating!