The benefits are great, like I have a new wardrobe of things that haven't fit in a long time, but the actual process isn't fun.
I've been going to a place to help me with this, and after a month I was doing pretty good, down 10 pounds and almost 17 pounds from the week after Christmas. This week came to a screeching halt. The scale didn't move one iota. Normally that would send me into a tailspin, a major binge in all things lethal to weight loss. You know, french fries...oh who am I kidding, ANYTHING fried, and if it's a donut, even better. Sweets are my biggest downfall, a handful of m&m's here, a milkshake here, a brownie there. Yeah, that's how I got myself into this situation.
So anyway, at my first appointment the weight loss place lady told me 1400 calories per day, which was more than I was eating, so it sounded good to me. As I said, I was doing fine until this week.
Now I see this guy I call Nurse Ratchet. He told me I should be at 1100 calories per day. Let me put this into perspective for you.
The Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad at Applesbees is 1,270 calories. For a damn SALAD with GRILLED chicken. Not even the crispy chicken which adds 70 calories. Hell, for 70 calories (equates to 7 peanut m&m's by the way) give me the crispy!
A piece of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory...wait for it...1,090. Even if you share it with someone it's 500 calories!
A Sonic Cheeseburger, hold the mayo thankyouverymuch...720! That doesn't include fries either.
Now let's look at it from the other side. 1,100 calories equals:
16.9 Vodka Soda Cocktails. Yes, I can drink this many, maybe, but only in Vegas
110 Peanut m&m's (yes, I am fixated on this)
7.3 Crunchy Fresco Tacos from Taco Bell
I'm pretty sure none of the above will keep me very full for a day, except maybe the apples. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what will 12.9 apples do for you? I'm scared to know.
So I'll keep trucking along denying myself the things I love most, but I will tell you this: Fitting into a size smaller, or something I haven't worn since Milli Vanilli was popular, feels much better than any donut or cheeseburger, or even my beloved m&m's EVER did.