Trim Tuesday: Falling off the Wagon
I’m disappointed to share that I got a little off track this past week. I couldn’t seem to overcome that number on the scale. Though on the inside I feel better and leaner, my mind is fixed on the weight.
All the self-doubt created a feeling of rebellion and so I was a little more lenient with my eating than I have been in the past few weeks. I actually “cheated” a couple of times too; nothing severe but I’m the kind of person that is all-or-nothing and if I cheat, well it’s hard to stay on task.
Despite all of that, I still managed to lose one pound!
WEEK FOUR RESULTS
Weight loss: 1 lbs
Waist inches lost: 0
Total weight loss: 7.2 lbs
Total waist inches lost: 2”
Short Term Goal: To feel comfortable in a bathing suit on our trip to Florida in April.
Long Term Goal: To lose 37 lbs.
Remaining weight loss to goal: 29.8 lbs
Healthy waist: 32”
A BRAND NEW WEEK
So today marks the start of a new week and new motivation. I am starting one of the recommended eating plans for The Belly Fat Cure, Chicken & Seafood. Now I’m not a seafood eater so I’m replacing all the shrimp, halibut etc. with chicken. But I don’t foresee this being a problem since chicken is so versatile.
My goal for this week is to lose two pounds. That means that I am going to have to be really strict on my food intake and that I’ll have to stay on top of my Belly Fat Cure shake to ward off false belly fat.
I believe that a positive movement on the scale will reconfirm my reasons for doing this and help to reignite my motivation.
TIPS FOR WEEK FOUR
Since it’s important to keep sugar consumption to 15 or less servings a day, you want to be really selective of the items you choose. For example, everyone knows that ketchup is very sugar-rich but did you realize that just two tablespoons of ketchup has ten grams of sugar in it? That is 2/3 of your recommended intake and that’s just for a condiment.
I decided to try to make my own ketchup for one of the recipes coming up this week. I used Xylitol to sweeten my concoction instead of sugar and I saved 7 grams of sugar by doing so and the sugar that is in this recipe is naturally occurring in the tomatoes.
CITY MOM’S SUGAR FREE KETCHUP
1/0 on Belly Fat Cure per serving (1 Tbsp)
- 1 – 5.5 oz can of Hunt’s Tomato Paste
- 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 packets (8g) XyloSweet sweetener
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of cloves
- Water (judge the amount of water based on the consistency you desire)
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate in an airtight jar.
What information would you like to see included in week five? How do you get back on track when you’ve fallen off?
Note: I am not receiving compensation nor am I affiliated with The Belly Fat Cure. These opinions are my own. Before starting any health or meal plan you should consult with you doctor. Or so I have been told.