Total Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's Next?

We have finished phase one of our SNAP challenge and are on to phase two.  In it, we are challenging ourselves to eat as we typically do and see just how long the SNAP funds last.  Although, I lost nearly 2 lbs during the month, I'd really like to lose about 4 per month as an average.  So, it is time for me to put weight loss back in the forefront of my eating plan.

I have a lot of good data to sort through, since we kept just good records of our eating.  But the thing that jumps out at me immediately, is that I lost weight eating pie!  I ate a variety of carbs, and I think the reason I lost weight was that I was very strict on my portions.  I think that is key for me.  I always want a 'free' food that I can eat all I want.  Eventually, whatever plan I'm on, I find the loopholes and cheat on plan.

I also know that keeping such meticulous records drives me nuts and I will eventually rebel.  I have several ideas, but not enough time right now to explore them.  I have family already here and more arriving today if the weather permits.  The data isn't going anywhere.  I'll have plenty of time to sort through it and come up with a viable game plan.

My goal is to have a Lori Plan ready by January 1.  In the meantime, I want to keep the pounds coming off.  So, I am going back to the meal replacement shakes.  I have some on hand that I put aside during the challenge.  It should be plenty to get me through the remainder of the year and it will be easy to adjust to a party here and there.

I probably won't be around much until next week, so dear readers, please have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Lori. PS - My dad went home last Friday, much to everyone's amazement, including the rehab staff. We're going down to be with him Wednesday through Friday. He's still really weak and on a walker,but he has lived through what no doctor thought he would. :)

  2. have a glorious thanksgiving yourself! xoxoxoxo and congrats on the loss!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Lori. You are awesome.

    1. I had a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you. It means so much to me that you took the time to come over here and comment. I know you are in such a dark place right now and everything is hard for you. It doesn't seem like it now, but it will get better.

  4. Hello lori, happy belated thanksgiving. I had a great thanksgiving day in Florida with my family and friends. I loved your blog post.

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