Since my last post about how I lost 36 lbs over 7 months on April 1, I’ve had another update for you: I’ve lost another 4.2 lbs (from 120 lbs to 115.8 lbs) over the past two weeks.
I jumped on the scale on Friday, April 14 after dinner just to see where I was in my weight loss process. After a few seconds of waiting, I was so happy to see the number 115.8 lbs which is only 0.8 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight of 115 lbs.
I knew I was continuing to drop the pounds since I felt more hungry than usual, and my clothes got looser and looser every day. I think my body was giving off the signal that I needed to eat more to stay at the same weight I was. But I still wanted to lose more, so I ignored that signal.
As I was continuing to lose weight, however, I found myself to be easier on my diet. I introduced more meat (chicken, pork) into my dinner.
I was more comfortable eating a muffin (once in 2 weeks) and had more yogurt than usual (4 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt instead of 2). I also ate 3-4 slices of French bread with a full cup of soy milk instead of 4 tablespoons of cereal and 2/3 cup of soy milk for breakfast.
The reason why I was not as restricted with my diet as before is because I knew my body was losing the weight maybe a bit too fast. Losing 4.2 lbs over 2 weeks is not a small number.
But the key takeaway is that I won’t start eating a lot more than I usually do since I don’t want to gain back the weight. As long as I still feel a bit hungry after eating, I know I’m on the right track. Eating until you’re 100% full won’t help you lose weight (if at all).
Below are some examples of what I eat compared to before.
Breakfast: 3 slices of French bread + 1 cup of organic soy milk
Lunch: (1) 4 tablespoons of rice + 2 boiled eggs + 3 tablespoons of stir-fried cabbage; (2) cucumber; and (3) strawberries
Dinner: 4 tablespoons of rice + 3 tablespoons of shredded chicken + 3 tablespoons of steamed cabbage
Dessert: 4 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt + 1 banana + 2 strawberries
Although I’m happy that I’m approaching the 115 lb mark, I’m also a bit scared that I’m losing the weight too fast, and that I might be dropping down to below 115 lbs too soon.
I’m trying to balance losing weight and staying healthy. I think I have everything under control. If my weight drops to below 115 lbs, I’ll need to increase my food intake.
But so far, I’m happy with the progress.