This is Day 15 of my challenge to get six pack abs.
I need to be a little careful now. This challenge is influencing the way I think about my diet, and not necessarily in a good way.
One of the things I love about eating one meal a day is that I haven’t been overly conscious of portion size or the calorie content of the food. I just fill my plate, eat it all, and then have a pudding. I don’t feel guilty if I have seconds and I don’t feel bad about feeling gut-bustingly full.
That’s the whole point. I make sacrifices during the day in order to eat a great meal with my family in the evening… and I leave the table feeling full and totally satisfied. It really doesn’t feel like I’m on a diet at all and I don’t feel the need to cheat later in the evening.
It’s a slow way to lose weight, because I don’t cut back drastically on the calories, I only create a moderate deficit–which is fine for me–but it must be like watching paint dry if you’re reading a weightloss journal!
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like taking daily weight loss pictures, so the sooner I can stop that the better, but right now I’m in two minds about whether to make some adjustments to my diet just to see faster results.
The risk is that I’ll strip all the joy out of the process and end up feeling miserable.
I’ll give it some more thought.
What would you do?
This is me today Wednesday 15 February 2012:
This is me on day one of the challenge:
This is me at 205 lbs: