That headline sounds crazy but that's what I'm doing today. YES! I'm still sticking with Dr. Ian Smith's "Shred" book plan and I'm entering week 2 today. I still haven't really gotten on the scale because (OMG, this sounds awful) I'm afraid of it right now, even though I have no reason to be. My clothes aren't tighter, I don't feel bigger, but I don't feel smaller either.
Ick. OK, enough of that neurotic crap. Seriously, it's crazy making.
I was super cranky while grocery shopping yesterday and it was because I was finding it hard to keep up with all the meals and snacks on week 1 of the plan. I think all that "meal time now, snack time now" was making me probably eat more than I really and truly needed to. I don't wake up at the crack of dawn and I have to wait an hour to eat after I take my Synthroid, so some mornings breakfast doesn't happen until 10 or so, which many people call "mid morning."
I read through the book again and saw that the snacks can be optional -- it's just a way to make sure you're eating every 3 to 4 hours.
I decided to tighten up on my eating plan and focus on the meals this week and only add in the snacks if they're truly needed. What I do like about the plan is that there are 4 meals throughout the day, so there's no reason to be hungry.
I also tend to let a "few calories over" get away from me, and if you're eating 4 meals and 3 snacks a day, that can add up to not losing weight. Dr. Smith even addresses that in the book:
"Fifty calories here, 20 calories there add up to be a significant amount at the end of the day. You're working too hard to get lazy and cavalier about your calories or choices."
I fall more into Camp Cavalier, and if I am going to make this HAPPEN I can't do that.
Time to do the Tighten Up.
Because I'm all about ending the crazy making.
And now we dance ...