I hope you all are enjoying Shake Week! I got the idea when Jay Robb sent me the great giveaway (Don't forget to enter it HERE) and then last week when I realized I really needed to "shake up" my plan. Change things up, do something unexpected. I love a good theme! So how did my change up work, you might ask? What did I actually shake up? Well somehow I shook off 2 lbs this week! I am at 157 lbs!! (In the prior three weeks I lost 1.5 lbs total) Now I am officially down 39 lbs. I have set my goal weight a 149. Someone asked last week, so I'll give all my stats: I am 40yrs old, 5'4", stay at home/never home mother of two boys (next yr I'll go back to work since my baby will be in fulltime school). I was always thin until... well, until I wasn't. I could blame the pregnancies, marriage, genes, my Mother. But really, I just learned to like food over the years. When I started the Belly Fat Cure in October 2009 I was 196, my top weight as far as I know.
I went shopping "at the mall", as opposed to "at Target", for clothes this week. After hearing from a few friends, "Amber, you really need new pants" I went and got some. I was so surprised and so pleased to try on Size 8s! They aren't perfect, they are a little (maybe a lot in spots) tight. But they zipped and buttoned! They fit about the exact same as Size 14 fit me before I started the BFC. My goal is now to get to maintain at 149 lbs and wear Size 8 comfortably. I realize I am in the home stretch, but that it could take a while. And I'm okay with that. But here is something about me I haven't mentioned yet; I am busty. I apologize to my male readers now, this topic will not be as interesting as it sounds! I really think that makes my weight higher than a women the same size/height as me. I have no idea by how much, but I'm certain it does. It's a family trait, all the women in my family are D cups from a young age. I'm not going to belly ache about it, since I know the grass is always greener (and the boobs are always better) on the other side. In the past I have lost weight in the breast area first, and then it moved to other parts of my body. In fact last time I dieted, they got so flat and saggy it was... well, quite sad! They were like two sad tube socks with sand in the ends. But this time, while I have gone down a bra size (and two jogging bra sizes) it seems to be in proportion, and I am very happy about that!
The big change I made last week was in my fiber intake. I was a one women fiber inhaler! I was getting about 40grams of fiber a day. And no, I wasn't downing Benefiber shots all day either. Next week I really want to talk about fiber in length, because it is a key to the Belly Fat Cure that isn't really discussed in detail. Here are a few of my days. (You can download the Tracker here)
As you can see, the big deal breaker was the Scandinavian Crispbreads that CarbSmart sent me to try. They are a lot like Wasa Crispbreads, but have 5 grams fiber per little cracker and only 7 grams of Carbs. So I loaded them up with protein and had them for lunch every day. I'm trying to get a deal for my readers on them, but in the meantime you can find them here at CarbSmart. I have never seen them in stores, but I'm thinking of giving up bread completely for a while and going with them! Seriously, I'm in love with these little things!
Be thinking about your fiber this week and where you can increase it. I hope you all had a great week too!
* That should say "2 tsp" next to the Benefiber, not Tbsp.