It’s been a long couple of weeks, watching my diet and counting calories, but the results are paying off. I’m down about 5 lbs. in the past three weeks, and I’ve started to figure out which eating strategy works best for me.
When I was losing weight the first time I was single and living alone most of the week. That meant that my eating strategy was to have a decent size lunch, and then just a minimal dinner with an early bedtime. Now that my life and living situation is different, I realized that this strategy doesn’t work. Too often our main meal of the day is dinner, and if I’ve already consumed my calorie allotment by that point, I’m screwed.
So now I’ve been trying to enter into the dinner time-frame with a solid 700-1000 calories to spare. That way I can enjoy a beer, and a decent dinner with the wife and friends, and not worry so much about destroying my calorie deficit. It’s been a bit of an adjustment, but it’s paying off. I’m down to averaging 171.5 lbs. in the morning, and I’m on a good roll with the habit of limiting my calories during the day.
Here’s to hoping that I can keep it going a bit longer to hit the mid 160’s!