Thursday afternoon I had a quick appointment at the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center and I was down 4.5 pounds – for a total of 14 pounds since starting less than 2 weeks ago. Kinda wish it was a little more but I was happy with that. The scale actually showed a 5 pound loss of fat – so I guess I picked up a little water weight since my last weigh-in. This appointment was also later in the afternoon so I’m sure that didn’t help.
Still struggling with the idea of consuming the same thing over and over again but I just try to take it one shake/bar/soup at a time.
Last night was a little tough. It is amazing how many fun things to do all revolve around going out to a bar, restaurant…food! Had an opportunity to go to a sports bar last night (one of my favorite things to do) but I knew that would be a little tough. At some point I am going to have to go out and deal with it – just drinking water or a Diet Coke. Not sure if I’m strong enough yet.
The clinic had a suggestion of putting the Optifast chocolate bar in the microwave for 12 seconds for a different twist – it was actually pretty good that way. I also starting putting the peanut butter bars in the refrigerator and chopping them into little squares. Anything to break up the monotony!
I attended another class today at SWL about “Eliminating the Negativity in Your Life”. I have always considered myself a pretty positive person so I wasn’t sure what I would get out of the class but there was some discussion about all the negative “self-talk” that we all have running through our head and how a lot of it isn’t even true. I think this especially comes into play when you are on this type of diet. I guess having some tools to step back and realize that the thoughts need to be worked through differently is important – especially during those times when you wonder how on earth you are going to be able to keep not-eating like this.