WooHoo! I'm am so very very happy y'all! :D
First.... You might be wondering how my diet has been going for the past week. Maybe you're not wondering so you can scroll down if you're just here for the fiber. heh
This was an amazing week on my diet. Honestly it's probably the best first week I have ever had on any diet EVER. I lost 8 pounds in the first week! I was 212 this morning - Yay! Much nicer than last week's 220. The most I ever lost in a first week was probably 4.5 lbs.
So I kept my food diary every single day. Well no. Monday through Friday when it was EASY to keep the food diary... I kept it. Saturday and Sunday things were just too crazy but I had already gotten a good idea during the week how much I could/should eat and had begun developing a pattern that is pretty easy to follow.
My calorie intake was between 1200-1300 each day, which is well below the 1800 limit that I established for myself but honestly it was difficult to eat much more without exceeding the 40g fat limit. Reaching 40g of protein was super easy peasy because I like chicken.
My favorite thing to eat this week was chicken salad sandwiches made with sour cream instead of mayo. Oh my gosh this was GOOD! I never thought of subbing sour cream for mayo in chicken salad but I saw a recipe using yogurt so I thought I'd try it. Super YUM!
So I'm more than 10% to my goal! Yay! Oh - and I DID get up at 5:00am-ish on Monday and Wednesday last week and again this morning and went to the Y. I LOVE going super early in the morning like that - I NEVER would have thought I'd enjoy it so much but it's an awesome jump start to my day. I'm going to bed earlier than I used to so that I can get up that early in the morning, so I'm getting better rest too.
AND (yes, there's more...) I'm drinking water. Not the whole 8 glasses each day yet - but 4-5 glasses each day. It's gotta be helping somehow.
So that's the WLC report for this week. Wow - I'm happy and feeling really excited about not only seeing a difference on the scale, but hope to feel a difference in the way my clothes are fitting soon! :)
If you read the last post you know that Saturday was a Special Day... it was my 3yr Blogiversary! I celebrated in knitterly fashion by getting up early and driving to Wichita for knitting with my KIP group at Panera Bread. Ohh the joy. Knitting in good company and having a Panera Quiche. That's one place I really need to hit for lunch one of these days.
Of course the next item on the agenda was to get in our respective vehicles and move the knitting over to TWIST. There, again, was more knitting in good company and plenty of chatting with Shelly, customers coming and going, yarn squeezing, pattern browsing... and oh... did I mention that our KIP group organizer Jackie brought her spinning wheel for me to borrow? What? I failed to mention that? How better to celebrate my blogging anniversary than to begin practicing on a spinning wheel?!
After a delicious lunch at a French Bakery/Deli down the street from TWIST, I took Jackie's Louet S10 home. Oh my gosh I've never looked at a spinning wheel to really see how they worked - this was like sight reading music to me. It came completely naturally. Learning on the spindle must have prepared me well for drafting (good fiber doesn't hurt!), and apparently all the Q&A that goes on in blogs and comments about spinning problems rubbed off on me for the past three years because it was very obvious how this should work. I've suddenly had a lot of blanks filled in too. Ratios... OH! Single Drive or Double Drive.... OH! So many things suddenly make complete sense. This morning I looked up the pdf instructions and realized Jackie was right - it was really easy to catch on to the concept. So now, of course, I've got my eye out for a wheel of my own.
So that's it... my first yarn on the wheel. I actually spun this with my spindle and plied it on the wheel.
It was a great Blogiversary day and before leaving Twist I also picked up the yarn and buttons for my first EPS (Elizabeth Zimmerman Percentage System) sweater. Pictures and details about THAT coming soon.
For now it's time to clean house and get ready for my sister to arrive on Thursday night! Have a lovely week - keep up the dieting and exercising if you're doing it - and I might see you around a little later this week. I have more spinning and various things to tell about!
Take good care of every little thing! XOXOXOXOXOXOX