Week 5 felt a lot slower to me than other weeks. It's my birthday tomorrow (it's a big one) and I went out to dinner on Saturday and my salad with salmon had mushrooms in it, and I haven't eaten mushrooms in a few years, and I think they made me bloated. I also spent the several hours yesterday doing yard work, cleaning up the leaves, and exerted more energy than I normally do, so I'm not sure how that will play into things this week.
Some of the things I worked on this week - the mental work is necessary for my success.
- Really feeling in tune with my body. I like knowing what I put into my body, and the effect it has on me.
- Planning out my Fuelings. I had to place another order this weekend, and although I have enough Fuelings for two weeks, I am trying to make sure I eat a variety each day, and still limit my bars to 1 or 2 at the most per day.
- Planning out my Lean and Green earlier in the day, so I'm not scrambling to eat.
So here's my Week 5 details from my weigh in:
I lost 3.8 pounds this week!
That brings my total in five weeks on Optavia to -24.3 pounds. Holy crap. I can really see and feel the difference in my bust and my waist. I tried on smaller jeans this weekend - and they fit! TWO sizes smaller than what I started in! And, my face is much thinner too - noticeably so.
Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.