So, I did not weigh in last week – as you may recall. I also didn’t give you a reason, and quite a few of you were upset with me! This accountability thing is working, eh? 😉
Well, no weigh-in last week was because it was er…my time of the month. ‘Nuff said. So, I was feeling terrible and had 11 pounds of bloat to thank. Yup, I usually gain anywhere from 8-11 pounds…and no one wants to write those inflated, fake numbers down. No pun intended.
I thought, “wait until next week – I will kick ass!”. I’m sorry to say, I didn’t. I only exercised 3 times – and once was really half-hearted. I went out for dinner 4 times- and drank twice. I promised myself I could control my eating and plan my days…yadda yadda yadda. I did – until something set me off emotionally. Bad days lead to binge eating and drinking (well, not binge drinking – I just has one margarita each night that I drank…but dammit, I wasn’t going to drink!). There’s nothing worse than setting out to accomplish a goal and failing, completely by your own hand.
Looking at my food log I realized I was also cutting out carbs almost completely from my breakfast and lunch. I think this is a knee-jerk reaction to knowing I wasn’t losing at an acceptable rate (according to me!). So, I don’t eat carbs for breakfast or lunch….then I go to dinner and binge eat and drink margaritas!?!? Fuck! Samantha, you know better! I could kick myself.
That being said – here’s the game plan for the next few weeks:
*I’m in a training class for 2 straight weeks- and the temptation to go out to eat for lunch will be HIGH. So, I need to continue with planned breakfast (and add that tasty organic granola back in with my Greek yogurt and coffee!).
*I also need to plan out my lunches and dinners- and make sure they have a good ratio of carbs/fat/protein in each meal. Snacks will be important too.
* Lastly, as I learned from my friends – I need to plan my life AROUND my workouts, not vice versa!
I have to be honest, this post has been extremely hard to write. Who wants to tell everyone reading a public blog that they effed up? Certainly not me! Normally, this is the point in my blogging past where I would retreat….and accept defeat. But no, I’m not doing that. I’m holding my head up high and saying “I can and will do better”. I might only be a month into this – but that’s no reason to throw the towel in now!
Some other strategies I need to implement:
*Exercising with a buddy (several of you have offered, but I have not taken you up on it….yet!).
*Letting people around me know that ‘hey, I’m trying to eat healthier and as much I do love The Cheesecake Factory…I’d prefer some place like Fresh City for lunch.’
(I have to also be prepared for people to not want to have to cater to me. After all, the world does not revolve around me.)
*I bought a fancy new pedometer and I’m going to aim for 10,000 steps a day – like I said I would do a few weeks back.
Now, I do have to post my weigh (despite not wanting to) – today I weigh: 374 on the nose.
So. that’s 2.2 pounds down from my last weigh in 2 weeks ago..and a total of 11 pounds since July 8th.
Rather than dwell, I’ll just say I hope my next month is more successful! 🙂
TGIF, hope you all have a great weekend! Oh, and let’s do our second poll, shall we?