Progress Report

Progress Report

I hope everyone is having a successful start to their week.  I feel good about mine so far but I thought now might be a good time to give you progress report on a few things.

I am finishing my third full day with no grapes and I have to admit, I am struggling!  I’m sure it’s the act of eating something as well as the natural sugars the grapes are full of that I am missing.  I find myself feeling like I am climbing the walls looking for something to replace them with.  I knew this wasn’t going to be easy and I am certainly going to stick to my guns on this issue.  I’m sure that once I get past the first week it will get a little easier.  What do they say, it takes twenty-one days to break a habit or form a new one?  My weight loss journey is certainly important enough to me to tough it through twenty-one days.

Losing Weight Isn't For Sissies

In addition to cutting out the grapes, I have also backed off on the rest of my fruit as well.  On Saturday, I had one banana, one apple, and some apple slices in the evening.  Yesterday and today I have had one banana and one apple.  I gave away the last of the tangerines I had so they would not be around to tempt me as I know they are high in sugar and carbs much like the grapes.  I am in search of some lower sugar fruits, if anyone has any suggestions.  The only thing I really dislike is cantaloupe.

One way that I have tried to curb my grape urges the last few days has been to lengthen my workouts.  This approach has two benefits in that I burn more calories and if I’m busy exercising, I don’t have time to worry about grapes or anything else for that matter.  I did 5 ½ miles on the treadmill on Saturday and 8 miles yesterday and today as well as about 45 minutes of weights each day.  I feel like the grape sacrifice and additional activity will have to pay off come weigh in on Friday.

As far as the DietBet goes, I have ten more days to meet my 8.2 lb loss and I’m really not sure what’s going to happen.  I would need a big loss this week and next to have a prayer, so we will see what happens.  I’m still glad I joined and I still think its good incentive for me.

Even though this has been a long journey and it has certainly had its ups and downs, I’m in it for the long haul and I am ready to reach my goal weight come September.  No matter how hard it gets, nothing is going to stop me!

Willingness To Wait

Comments

  1. Hi Kassie, How about grape tomatoes? They are a fruit, full of vitamin C and lower in sugar content. 🙂

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