My morning weight is down another 2 lbs. at 185.4 For a 2 day total of -4.6
Today (Saturday) I’ve been busy and ran errands for about four hours this afternoon. I planned to have a Lemon Meringue Crunch Bar at 1pm but didn’t get to it until 2:30pm. By the time I tore it open, I was very hungry and out of steam. I realized how important it is to eat on a tighter schedule of about every 2 ½ to 3 hours.
My TSFL Coach told me when I started the first three days are the hardest. It’s been fairly easy so far… I’m relieved and thankful. He also shared with me that after today (Day 3) my body may go into the “fat burning” stage. Normally this takes two to five days to achieve. During my first few days on the program I could feel tired, hungry or irritable and /or experience headaches or lightheadedness as my body adjusts. I did have a headache on my first day. I figured out it was the reduced intake of daily caffeine. I was used to drinking 6 cups before noon, now its down to 2 cups.
Yesterday and today I’ve monitored my level of hunger and just today I dip into the “hungry zone”. I waited to long between meals. Also today I felt my energy was taped out by late afternoon and I got so tired I did something I seldom do…I took a nap. It was great! I feel good now. Refreshed, not hungry and looking forward to seeing how todays progress will register on the scale in the morning.
He also said that within about 72 hours, as I start to “burn fat” I’ll feel energized and less hungry – and I’ll get the thrill of seeing results. I say…Bring it on!
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Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Optavia Coach
Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.
Take Shape For Life (TSFL) company name was changed to Optavia