Of course this is after doing the Jillian video yesterday, having a simple smoothie for breakfast, that beautiful sushi lunch and another smoothie for dinner.
Smoothie #1 was 2 bananas, 16oz of almond milk, 1oz of blueberries
Smoothie #2 was just 1 banana and 16oz of almond milk.
Sometimes I hear people talking about their smoothies and they wonder why they are not losing weight when the smoothie might have yogurt, a packet of Carnation Instant Breakfast, cow's milk, and other heavy ingredients. I assure you that smoothies with simple ingredients are filling--and if weight loss is your goal, they will help you with that much faster.
It is the same with eating. I mentioned this a few posts back.
Someone asked me recently, "I can really tell you're losing weight! What are you doing?"
My answer, "I'm not eating the tablecloth!" :-) In other words, I'm cutting back, stopping when I'm full, and not eating everything in sight. But also keeping it simple, eating real food most of the time.
The only non-real food I'm eating are Progresso soups for lunch once in a while, my Cafe Viennas when I need a warm beverage that isn't herbal tea, a Quiznos turkey/ranch/swiss when I can afford the calories, and Vitamin Water Zero (1-2 day.) But real fast food, chocolate, soda? I haven't had those in weeks. Sob. Just kidding.
Anyway, back to the victory on the scale this morning...I'm so happy! Just like that other post I wrote called "Progress Keeps You Motivated," seeing this morning's progress got me motivated.
We're back on track. Let's keep movin' and losing.