I’ve been in hardcore diet mode for a week now. It’s going well – I’m down 2 lbs since last Thursday! I’ve been working out TWICE a day, before and after work. I’ve been waking up an hour earlier than normal so I can do weight training in the morning. Then after work I’ve been doing cardio, either at the gym or in salsa class (which is wayyyy more intense than the cardio I do at the gym).
Food-wise I am also doing well. I haven’t strayed from my diet at all, although there were a few “questionable” meals, like the baked eggplant parm I ate for lunch TWICE this week or the sour cream and guacamole dip I added to my chicken and vegetable fajitas for dinner one night (no tortilla, of course). Even though I said I was going to cut out cheese and sour cream, I also said I wasn’t going to waste anything in my fridge. But it’s all almost gone now; there are just one or two more meals left.
Regardless, I’m not worried about it. With all the exercising I’m doing, a little low-fat cheese or sour cream isn’t gonna kill me OR my diet.