I can’t believe I’ve been doing my bootcamp program for a month! Honestly, I’m ready for it to be over, but I haven’t reached my goals yet, so I’ll keep on trucking. I’m having trouble dealing with the fact that my eating plan goes against many of my personal beliefs about food/hunger/losing weight, etc. But this program has produced results for so many people, so I’m going to keep going…I can do anything for 8 more weeks! I love the tough workouts; however, I can see that the the restriction with the meal plan is potentially taking me to that unhealthy place mentally that I don’t want to go.
In fact, I had a panic attack the other night (over a bunch of things) and Mitch pretty told me if I didn’t get a handle on my emotions, he thinks I need to drop out of the program. Hearing him say that was a bit of a wake-up call. I’m not a quitter, so I’m going to keep it up, but I’m going to try REALLY hard not to let the bad thoughts get to me. It’s been a really interesting process so far, that’s for sure.
So given all that, here are my results so far, from last week’s weigh-in:
Weight Loss: 5.2 lbs
Fat Loss: 11.77 lbs (my fat loss was greater last time but I think the first number was wrong)
Navel Inches Loss: 6.75
Total Inches Loss: 17.25
So that’s down .8 pounds from last time, and another 1.75 inches off my waist. Since my overall goal is 1 lb per week, losing 5 pounds in one month is great, but I was hoping the weight loss would be greater. Other people in my program lost 3-6 pounds these last two weeks, and I’m really bad about comparing myself to others. This next weigh-in will be interesting as well, since I have some friends coming from college to visit over Labor Day weekend and we’ll be going out on the town and such, but I’m going to do the best I can and hope for the best.
Last week I made French toast since I didn’t have the waffles called for on my Sunday meal plan. Well I finally bought some (Vans whole-grain) and let me say, it’s been FOREVER since I had a frozen waffle! I forgot how good they are. I topped my waffles with a homemade and delicious peach syrup.
Sugar-free Cinnamon Peach Sauce for Waffles/Pancakes
Adapted from allrecipes.com
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Stevia
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 healthy dash cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh peaches
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Add peaches. Bring to a boil; boil another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Serve warm.
So good! I think it’d be great with other fruit (pear, apple, banana?) instead of the peaches. I ate the waffles with the rest of my peach and three slices of uncured turkey bacon from Trader Joe’s. Good stuff for a Sunday morning! This is probably the best meal I’ll have all week.
What’s the best meal you’ll have this week (or had last week)?