‘Tis the season of snacks, candies, and all-you-can-eat desserts. And it’s when stuff like this sneaks its way into my house:
I would be worried if I hadn’t learned a lot from the Cinch program I’ve been on since July. Case in point: last month I took 2 weeks off when I ran out of Cinch and I still managed to lose a pound in the month.
Okay, so it’s not like I was rocking the weight loss, but it’s a pound lost, and I’ll take it. Heck, I would have been happy with a half of a pound. I took half the month off, people!
So, how did I still manage to lose after obviously “cheating” on my diet? Because I’m not really on a diet, I’m in the process about learning how I gain weight and learning to avoid those triggers. In the past few months I have learned that for me, activity during the day is the key, snacking in the afternoon is my weakness, and small protein-filled meals fill me up longer and cause me to snack less.
While I’m still not done with my Cinch journey and have 2 ½ months to go, I feel good knowing that I’ve figured out ways of maintaining weight loss well after the Cinch transformation packs are gone. I’m happy that I still have a ways to go with the shakes and bars as it makes planning my meals so simple – especially when we are on the go - but now I’m not petrified of what’s going to happen when I’m left alone for my meal planning.
This next month I’m going to be adding in keeping a food diary, which is something that I should have been doing all along. Keeping a food diary is actually part of the Cinch program and I’ve been horribly slacking on keeping one from the beginning. Since I’ve been on my own for two weeks of the last month, I really should have started then, but alas, I didn’t. This next month I’m going to start keeping one more reliably, which I think will lend itself well to when the program ends in January and I have more meals I need to track each day.
While I’m feeling good about my progress thus far, I’m looking forward to this next month and seeing what I can do with 4 weeks of the program. I will be following the program more closely, using all of the online resources, and keeping the food journal I should have from the beginning. I think it goes without saying, but I also won’t be taking a 2 week break in the middle of the month, and I will be keeping my exercise level up all day long, not just at night.
Here’s where I stand now, and where I hope to be in 2 ½ months:
27 pounds to lose
Month one check in -5
Month two check in -2
Month three check in -4
Month four check in -1
Which leaves 15 pounds remaining to my goal, but I’m hoping for more.
Wish me luck!
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