So my niece is getting married in just over a month. Argh!
I found a nice dress in my closet that I’m planning on wearing but if I could manage to lose 5 to 10 lb before the wedding the dress will look great. If not .. well it will look ok, but I’d rather that it look great.
So .. I’m thinking about going on a mini weight loss diet for the next month.
We already eat fairly healthily.
I mean, I’ve got Crohn’s disease and a lot of foods make me feel worse, so my diet is limited anyway … but still, we get in a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit, low fat meats like chicken and turkey and if and when we eat red meats (only once or twice a month really) I try to buy lean meats like extra lean hamburger or I cut off the excess fat before I cook the meat (ie such as the fat around the edges of a steak).
I usually don’t snack between meals either … so I’m not sure what I can cut in my diet to lose a few pounds, but I’m sure I’ll find something. I can’t really even cut down on portion sizes because we already eat fairly small portions … ie one single boneless chicken breast between the two of us and a cup of steamed carrots, broccoli and cauliflower each is one of our main standby meals.
I do have one Coca Cola pretty much each evening, so I guess I could just drink water instead. That would cut a few calories each day.
I think the main thing that I’ll need to do over the next month is get more active. I’m already walking the dog daily, but if I increase the length of our walks and or take her out two or three times a day that will help.
Do you have any ideas as to how I could lose 5 pounds over the next month – when I’m already on a healthy diet that has a little less than my required total calories for my height and weight?