TheRealSharon's Blog

Short and sweet check in before I go shopping on my 29th Birthday!

I have lost 7 pounds since my last weigh in, so I am down 30 pounds total! 🙂 Yes, for those keeping score, that means a couple of those were pounds originally gained back but it’s all good because they are off now…hopefully to stay!

The title of this post is NOT about cheating on my husband LOL…it’s about having a cheat day or FREE day on my diet. Cheating makes me feel guilty so I am calling it a free day. I plan to only have ONE soda today and I’m not going to go TOO crazy with the amount of food I eat, but it’s my birthday and that only happens once a year, so I’m going to relax my diet and eat what I’m in the mood for. There are different theories on this approach. Some say this is a bad thing, others that it actually boosts your weight loss. In the past, I did a diet where I dieted for two weeks, then had a free day, then diet for a week, free day, etc. and it actually worked really well, so my hope is that this will help and not harm. BUT regardless, I have settled my mind on my free day and hey, I don’t have any more free days planned for a long while. Like holidays? I’m not big on holiday food anyways, so I can see myself dieting through them easily. 🙂

So…we will see next week if this free day harmed, helped or didn’t change anything. Now I am off to spend the day birthday shopping with my Mom and out to eat at my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden! I hope everyone has a GREAT day!

P.S. If you haven’t already, be sure to like my “TheRealSharon” Facebook page! It will REALLY make my day…I am trying to get 50 likes for my birthday and I am at 24!

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