Pound of Fat

After 3 weeks on the My Fit Foods 21 Day Challenge, I’ve lost five of these:

One pound of fat. Take that, Baskin Robbins!

I measured today (that’s what we call stepping on the scale at West U Fitness,) and I’ve lost five pounds since I started the challenge three weeks ago. The scale measures the percentage of water, muscle, and fat in your body, so you can tell if the weight you lost was fat or not, and mine was FAT!!!

I was a little nervous to get on the scale today because, well, this, so I closed my eyes. When I peeked at the number on the scale, I was shocked – five pounds gone already! Cassie compared the stats with those from my first weigh-in, and I think she was even more surprised than I was about the fat loss. (I’m going to keep typing the words fat and loss together until the whole losing fat thing sinks in.)

I strayed from the meal plan while I was babysitting, but I didn’t overdo it, and I still exercised, so I don’t feel too guilty. I can feel my body changing in small, almost imperceptible ways, and that feeling motivates me to continue what I’m doing. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, right? (Groan.)

Aside from my adulterous ice cream affair yesterday, I haven’t missed my nightly two scoops. When I’m tired and yawning during the day, I think about the last time I ate and usually realize it’s time to eat again. My flagging energy perks back up with a healthy snack – no caffeine or sugar needed.

I’m happy with my progress, but I can do more. I will stick to MFF the rest of the week (maybe a teeny tiny cheating at a fundraiser tomorrow night and a networking happy hour on Thursday) and save my big cheat meal for my cousin’s wedding on Saturday. And I’m okay with that. I don’t feel deprived. I’m going to balance eating for health and eating for fun (not that the two are mutually exclusive, but we all know chili con queso isn’t going to rock the health o’ meter!)

I can’t wait to post a picture of 10 POUNDS OF FAT!!! (Go ahead. Google it. You know you want to.)

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