As of today I have officially been dieting for six weeks. I lost another .4 this morning, which officially brings my weight loss to 11 pounds total. That's an average of 1.8 pounds a week, which I'm happy with!
I'm proud of myself for sticking with it for six weeks! I don't usually get past about two or three, lol. MyFitnessPal is working really great for me, I highly reccomend it if you're trying to lose weight! It's also helping that Shawn is dieting with me so we're logging everything together. Shawn has lost almost 14 pounds. He doesn't have a lot more to lose though so he's going to be done before I am. I'll be a little bummed when we're not doing it together anymore, although he said that he's still going to log his food. Even if you're not dieting it's really helpful to pay attention to what you're eating. After all this work neither of us want to gain back the weight!
Dieting was hard for a few weeks but for the most part it's not that bad anymore. The cravings I had a first are gone and I don't feel constantly hungry. My body has adjusted to eating less food and I find that I don't have the urge to poke through the fridge when I'm bored like I used to. I plan out my food ahead of time, I keep the fridge stocked with healthy choices and I'm really doing pretty good. The hardest part about dieting is just getting started. We're in the zone now. :)