Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels

Even my grandmother has said this to me. So, I’m two weeks into my resolution and so far, nothing has happened. Not even one pound has come off the scale. It’s depressing to say the least. :sad_pastels: This isn’t to say I am going to quit. No, I’m just going to have to work harder. Especially at my diet. I keep skipping my protein shakes and just eating like ham sandwiches or PB&Js for lunch instead. Clearly, this isn’t gonna help. :-_-sou_pastel:

Cut for wall of text. huzzah

What I have cut out

  1. Fast food
  2. Soda
  3. High amounts of bad carbs
  4. Excessive portions
  5. Most sugars (if it’s naturally occurring i don’t really count it since it can’t be helped)
  6. Bleached flours

At this point, what else can I cut beyond eating all together?  ;364

What I’ve added

  1. Protein shakes + dietary supplements(Multivitamin for women and a metabolizer)
  2. More vegetables (against my childish will) ;105
  3. Whole wheat breads, cereal and oatmeal
  4. Slowly adding brown rice (but I still can’t see why white rice is bad even in moderation)
  5. Water and juice (Organic juices, no high fructose corn syrup) buu_buu

What more could I add? Feel free to suggest things to me in the comments section. I eat chicken, pork and beef moderately. My portion sizes are less than a fistful of meat per meal.

What I could probably take out

  1. Extra seasonings like sauces, herbs and powdered spices (for most things anyway. I can’t eat eggs ‘n’ taters without pepper and paprika)
  2. Pork & bacon (Especially in the mornings)
  3. 2% milk :cry_pastel:

What I could probably add

  1. Soy milk or lactaid milk
  2. Fresh fish products
  3. Nuts (I am allergic to most but I just breakout so I could try some alternative nut products; nutella, etc)
  4. Soup based products with low or no sodium

and finally, here’s my exercise routine that I haven’t changed since October (+/- resistance and weight for alternation)

Daily Exercise Routine

  1. 40 minutes or 3 miles on elliptical machine; whichever comes first. 2.5 miles on alternative days
  2. 30 minutes free weights.
  • Bicep curls – 50lbs / 5 sets x 20 reps
  • Triceps – 50lbs / 5 sets x 20 reps
  • Lat pull-downs – 30lbs / 5sets x 10 reps
  • Chest press 25lbs / 5 sets x 5 reps
  • Mid-row 30lbs / 5 sets x 20 reps
  • Ab crunch 30lbs / 5 sets x 10 reps
  • Leg press 100lbs / 5 sets x 10 reps
  • Adductions 100lbs / 5 sets x 10 reps

Of course, one can only hope that this is enough to get fit and lean and not just bulk. God forbid I accidentally end up bulking.  ;10