So, a group of friends and I are doing a weight loss challenge. Whomever looses the most weight in 8 weeks wins the prize. We are judging the winner based on who loses the highest % of their starting weight. We figured that was the fairest way to do the challenge, since there are so many different body types participating. I have to say, that the first week I am kicking butt. Hopefully, I can keep this rate of weight loss going! The first week, I have lost 1.5% of my starting weight. Woo hoo!!
I cannot credit any insane exercise plan. I have just reduced my snacking, tried to eat healthier, and been under an incredible amount of stress. I have not cut out bacon or gluten or any of the foods that I love. I have done that in the past, and after a few weeks I have been so miserable that I have overindulged on everything I was restricting. So instead, this time I am going for moderation. If I crave french fries, I will have a few. Not a whole massive order of them, but a few; just enough to take the edge off the craving and make me feel happy in my tummy. With the stress that I am experiencing, I need some good chocolate and beer in my life.