I just stepped off the treadmill – I managed to run 1.1 mile!Â I’m super-excited.Â I feel great.Â Tomorrow will be a ‘rest day’.Â I’ll do some walking and stretching, but I’ll wait until Thursday to actually run again.
As for eating – I cannot get over how ‘in control’ I feel.Â I’ve been following Paul McKenna’s 4 Golden Rules for 9 days now.Â I haven’t cheated – because you can’t really cheat.
When I am hungry, I fix myself a plate of whatever foods I really, really want to eat.Â Lately, I’ve been enjoying lots of grilled chicken and steak.Â I’ve also been eating potatoes, corn, green beans, a few potato chips, some cantaloupe, and dill pickles.Â At night, I’ll have a couple of small pieces of chocolate – say, one to two ounces?
After fixing my plate, I’ll fix a glass of water and a glass of diet soda.Â I then drink about 4 ounces of water and I sit down, at the table, and I eat.Â I do not watch television or read the paper.Â I focus, with all my effort, on eating and enjoying my food.Â Usually, after about 6 to 10 bites, I can feel myself getting full.Â After about 12 bites, I am full.Â I stand up and leave my plate where it is, covered with a napkin.
If I get hungry fifteen minutes later, I’ll go have a couple more bites.Â If not, I’ll put the plate in the refrigerator and eat what’s left a few hours later.
I am down (at least) 8 pounds – This week, I’m not going to weigh myself until Saturday morning.
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Total weight lost – 8 Pounds over 9 days.
Total miles ran – 2.1 miles over 2 days.