I spent the last 5 days doing the fast forward in the Cinch book. Although I was a case study in the book, I didn't do the fast forward part. My daughter Michelle and her girlfriend both started the fast forward the same day, so I thought, let me give it a try.
To think I spent the last 5 days eating nothing but "spinach, eggs, 0 % yogurt, almonds and raspberries". Day one, I found it difficult to eat a cup of spinach in one egg, but as the days progressed I learned how to mix it with garlic and onion and get great flavor in the egg. And I confess I am stubborn with yogurt as I basically didn't even try to like 0% yogurt before this past week but will never buy the fruity sugary yogurt again. I now have a great recipe for raspberry vinaigrette, and it will become a favorite salad topper for me. I won't ever miss croutons on my salad as almonds are a tasty crunchy replacement. A late night smoothie with almond butter (I made it myself - simple) mixed in is super tasty and never did I miss the sugar I would put in a smoothie in the past. I feel revived and thinner after just 5 days doing the fast forward. I feel as though I trained my palette for more healthy tasty foods. Speaking of thinner, yes I lost 4.5 pounds in the 5 days I was on the fast forward, and since I was eating a healthy low calorie plan prior, I would say that is excellent!! It was well worth doing, and 5 days does go by really fast! Best part is, I was never hungry so cheating was easily bypassed.
Moving on from there, about 10 days ago, my husband and I picked up a punching bag and 2 sets of gloves. We created a music mix and we do about 25-30 mins of punching and kicking the bag together. I found something that gets him off the couch! Best part is, he wants to eat right now that he is burning those calories.
In exactly 91 days I will be arriving once again at Fitness Ridge. I hope to be weighing in at least 10 pounds lighter than I did when I tested out of there last year. I continue to work at the goals I have set, first my March goal, second my April goal. I have learned that a healthy weight loss is about 1.5 pounds a week, which seems small, but take that 1.5 pounds times a month and that is 6 pounds. Take that 6 pounds and times it by 5 months, and that is a 30 pound weight loss! Figure in every 10 pounds is about a pant size and that is a 3 pant size loss! Not bad at all. Also, I like to keep in check how quickly I can gain that 1.5 pound back and that keeps the wrong foods out of my body. When I know I'm going to be overeating, I try and move more that day to help balance out the calories.
Small steps bring BIG results, you just have to keep your eye on the prize!