11 weeks in and still making progress! You ladies are awesome. Are you checking in with your buddies and keeping them motivated in the home stretch? Will Lori win? Will Marcy pull ahead in this final week? Will there be a dark horse that comes from behind? Stay tuned for next week and the announcement of winners. Any ideas on what the prize should be?
Below is the percentage of weight loss after Week 11 (this is a running total, not a weekly result).
Auntie Ann 4.52%
Amy S-C 1.92%
Amy G-S 7.99%
Weekly Tip courtesy of Everyday Health:
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Weekly Thoughts courtesy of your teammates/competitors:Fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals and antioxidants to keep you healthy, young, and free of cancer. The goal is "five a day," but to lose weight, keep serving sizes in mind. Many whole fruits are two servings, like a large apple or a banana. "Eat both and you've already had four servings," warns Schmidt. Sugar snap peas and baby carrots are two good snacks. Bolognese sauce on spaghetti squash is a great pasta alternative, says Apovian. But beware of what you put on your produce. Hummus adds fat; a better alternative is low-fat dip or salad dressing. Peanut butter on apple slices tastes great, but adds 100 calories per spoonful.
This one comes from me again this week. Yesterday I started reading The Complete Beck Diet for Life by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. I've told most of you about this already so I won't go into details, but it was an eye opener to say the least. I recommend this book for anyone who knows what to do, but makes bad choices anyway. Are you a self saboteur? This is the book for you. If you don't want to do the work (cognitive therapy exercises), this is not the book for you. If you end up reading it, please let me know your thoughts/results.