Sorry for disappearing after Friday last week, I had a CRAZY weekend of going non-stop full-out from one errand to the other and barely sat at the computer. I did log my foods as best I could, but I am so tired today!
I'm going home come Thursday and probably won't be around for the whole week once I go, so I'm making my goals really simple.
This is my first big test of being in a situation A) with family B) out of my food-control and C) needing to be very social - most meals will be out. I'm nervous, but also looking forward to the challenge!!
So, here are my goals this week:
1) Eat "clean" - no fried foods, no junk, no temptations. I can DO this.
2) Log everything - good, bad, or ugly
3) Try to exercise when I have the chance at home
4) Have lots of fun with my family
I'm not going to try to limit myself to any particular calories because I'm sure that I won't get to a low-cal every day - there's no sense in setting a goal I know I can't do. I think if I eat cleanly and listen to my body, I'll surprise myself
The big fancy dinner-out has a fixed menu, so I already know what I'm getting that night
Grilled salon, rice pilaf and mixed veggies (yum!). I'm more worried about the alcohol and the pub nights, as I know there are at least 2 planned.
I also hit my July 4th challenge, very surprisingly! when I stepped on the scale this morning (174.6 -- are you KIDDING me scale?). The weight is flying off since I busted my plateau. It still feels weird - I'm telling myself that the three weeks with a 6,000-7,000 deficit when I saw no weight loss are catching up with me now. I'll keep checking in before I go on my vacation
To everyone: Big hugs, and I hope you have a WONDERFUL week!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 8/29/14 = 180.2 (net: -35.0)
Current mini-goal: 180 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."