Thursday, August 12, 2010

Just in awe!!

So what did a week of Simply Filling Technique get me? TRY 5.2 POUNDS DOWN.

One word: Halle-freakin-lujah! For the first time in a while, I'm actually below my goal weight. I'm so happy I could just about cry.

But really -- what it got me was yet another alternative. I still have 11 points to spend for the week (ending tonight, that is), but I doubt I'll use more than one or two tonight. I can actually see myself doing Simply Filling for a week at a time, maybe not every week but rotating a week in once or twice a month. Or having maybe 4 days a week when I follow SFT more than Points.

Now in a method that I definitely don't suggest adopting, I actually did this week of SFT with minimal planning. Bought enough fruits, frozen veggies, fresh veggies, and lean meats for a few meals, but I found ways to make it all work well. It was yesterday before I actually used rice or pasta as part of a meal! I thought at first those would be staples, and HOW was I only supposed to have it once and then later sacrifice the points. Nope - I shocked myself!

SFT forced me to be a little more cautious and a little more creative -- not that this is a bad thing!!! So I am going to consult my Clean Eating magazines a little more often, and the Nutrition Action Healthletter from CSPI - they have clean recipes in there as well. I just wish that e-Tools had a way to say, "Yep! That meets our definition for something that would work with SFT!"

I like this alternative -- a lot. If you haven't tried it before, what's one week out of your journey to give it a go? You might surprise yourself; I know I did!

1 comment:

DaisyDeadhead said...

Never heard of "SFT"--now I am avidly reading. Thank you!

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Dying to know who "Voldermort" (HAHA!) on your other blog was, but I'll shut up for now. I'm on Facebook as "Daisy Deadhead" and feel free to friend me if you're on FB and you're of a mind to. (I'm definitely crazy but terribly friendly in person!) Being under your goal weight is an awesome thing, congratulations!!!