Somehow I don’t think the petite-framed Prince was referring to losing seven pounds from his 5’2” 120 pound body when he was singing those lyrics. BUT THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! Oh yeah, friends, I lost 7 pounds last week. I’m sure most of that was water weight and the additional pounds I added over the holidays, but it was just the kick start I needed. I will say that my track record proves that I tend to be very successful the first week of any diet. Usually around the five pound mark. I am particularly happy about this because the weekend included a party at which I indulged in 3 glasses of wine (very healthy pours, I might add), nibbled on apps, and sampled 3 different desserts. Not bad, right?
Here's what I think were my keys to success:
- 30 min of walking 6 out of 7 days
- planning ahead
- not eating out or ordering carry out
- lots of water
- not eating entire bags of potato chips in one sitting (or does that seem obvious?)