Trudging along

When I posted my goals for June, I didn’t put a weight related goal in there because I have been working on that for a few months now and it hasn’t changed.  It’s slow going, but I am actually seeing some progress.  I am down 7 pounds since the beginning of March.  A rate of about 2 pounds a month, but it adds up over time.  

There are a lot of reasons for slower loss, but the biggest is really how much I am willing to cut out. I love food. I have no interest in giving up all kinds of stuff.  Cut down, yes.  I do eat a lot of the same meals, like various forms of chicken:




No veggies with that meal. I try to eat them with every dinner, but it doesn’t always happen. I was out of broccoli here.


Dinner is often time for eggs, too.


This is why one of my goals was to do more recipes – I am kind of in a rut.

Lots of yogurt for lunch. I loves me some Fage!


The usual suspects for breakfast.



oat bran

Daily afternoon latte, of course.  Iced lately with warmer weather.


In the evenings I eat a lot of fruit. I eat a ton of blueberries, especially at this time of year.


Then there are the things that I add in here and there for the enjoyment of food, like going out for coffee:


A non-ride cupcake (these have to be smaller on non ride days):


The bagel days:


Even a beer on occasion from a local brewery:


I guess this is considered moderation. It makes the weight loss slower, but this really is eating like you would eat forever – or I would eat forever – everybody’s moderation is different.



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10 thoughts on “Trudging along

  1. Joanne

    What I am seeing are very good portion control in your meals. I sometimes have a hard time dealing with the portions. They say losing slower is a better way to keeping the pounds off. Keep up the good job!

  2. Fran

    In my opinion this is the way: don’t cut out food and accept that it’s going slower. Your portion sizes are great. That’s my problem: I like food so much that I eat too much. Recipes for 4 I always divide in a recipe for 2 but often that’s more than we actually need and when it’s good I eat a little bit more 🙂 I have lost a lot of weight last week and the only thing I changed is drink less wine. I am brining lunch to work as of this week which helps in portion control too.
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  3. Helen

    To me, this looks like a person who is living and enjoying their life. I spent a lot of years giving things up, taking my own (fat free, low calorie, something along those lines) food to parties, and not allowing myself any fun when it came to food. I’m done with that. So, maybe it means I don’t lose weight fast, or maybe I don’t lose weight at all. But at the ripe old age of 55, I am ready to live and actually enjoy my life, including food.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Whine and Tea

  4. Kitty

    I’ve pretty much lost all of my 58 pounds at an average of 2 pounds a month. Occasionally a little faster (and there was that almost 2 years when I regained some and didn’t lose at all) and sometimes I little slower. But, most of the time I’ve averaged about half a pound a week. But, it certainly does add up.
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  5. Shelley B

    Stay true to yourself with what you’re willing to do is THE key, IMHO, to losing and maintaining weight…and I still hold to the fact that on their deathbed, no one bemoans that last five pounds they didn’t lose. Enjoy your lifestyle and the cupcakes that go along with it! 🙂
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