I'm back where I was two weeks ago - 130.8. That's down 1.8 pound from 132.6 last week. One thing I have gained in the past two weeks is determination. I will be in the 120s next week.
Last week I gained because I went crazy 3 days - that's almost half the week. This week I kept my head. Even though I indulged from time to time (a grilled cheese/Cheddar biscuit) I didn't go crazy.
Two weeks ago I told myself that since I was at 130, it would be okay to splurge. Those nachos I ate at the concert - 1000 calories! (I certainly didn't know it at the time), the soft serve ice cream was 480 calories, and one day I just had a free for all the entire day.
In my mind it was better to be okay with where I was, then being disappointed when I couldn't get below 130. One of those you can't fail if you don't try kinda things.
Here's where my thinking was faulty - my body doesn't see 129 as a landmark. To it, its just a pound lighter than where I am now. Its only my head that thinks getting into a new weight decade is a big deal.
So starting last Wednesday I resolved to not have my splurge days. That's not to say that I hit right on 1600 calories every day. I did, however, think about everything that went into my mouth. Counting the cost if you will.
I'm going to do that again this coming week. Honestly, hot dogs aren't that big of a calorie splurge. Including the bun they're only about 250 calories. If I limit myself to one (which shouldn't be hard since its one of Jay's favorite foods and he'll eat all the rest) and stick to fresh fruit otherwise, I won't have a problem this Independence Day.
Also, I'm adding two extra workout days to my schedule. Currently I run 3 days a week, do a weights class on two days, and am lazy on the other two days. This week I'm adding in a Pilates class (this afternoon - I'm excited for a little change). Also, Jay and I are going bike riding around Cades Cove (a 13 mile loop) Saturday morning.
This past Monday I had my quarterly assessment and it went great! I was measured about 7-8 weeks ago and in that time I've lost a total of 10 1/2 inches!! 1 1/2 or 1 1/4 inches on most of the upper body measurements, 3 1/2 on my lower stomach, but only 1/4 in each thigh. My workout buddy assures me that I have nothing left to lose up top, so its gonna have to kick in burning the fat in my legs now.
How'd you do this past week? Were you able to stay motivated?
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