Fifteen days into the diet and Im still going strong. Ive still only dropped 2 pounds, but Im finally resting comfortably within my allotted calories. Its always a balancing act between meals. If I dont eat enough for breakfast or lunch, dinner is a disaster. If I eat too much for lunch, I dont eat enough for dinner and Im starving by 10 p.m. I feel like I have a fairly good handle on it now. Im even doing little calorie cutting things like leaving the extra teaspoon of sugar out of my coffee. Were still indulging in dark chocolate (thank you, Dr. Oz), but at 50 calories for a square, its a nice little treat.
Speaking of good ol Dr. Oz. Im actually on Day 16 Calculate your BMI which I did today. I didnt do it by hand because well Im an English major. So I just used the U.S. Health and Human Services link. Id like to sit in the middle of the normal range. I feel like I can not only achieve that, but I can be at a good happy weight at that level. There are, of course, a ton of health benefits for being in the normal range from lowering blood pressure to lowering risks of type 2 diabetes.
I start yoga on the 21st. Im pretty excited about that. It has just been too long since Ive been in the studio. Ive gone to the same yoga studio for years Tosa Yoga. A very good friend of mine runs it and she is just awesome. I even did private lessons with her when my back was a mess. It helped quite a bit.
So, Im still picking a book. Its between 3 The Gravediggers Daughter, Middlesex, and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have to pick tonight.
Happy dieting and reading everyone. Thats what January is for, right?