Need more discipline, or do I?
Monday, April 06, 2009
I think I had a great week, however, can't be 100% sure.
I do great during the week, then the weekend comes and I tend to make more allowances. This past weekend included eating out with my son, which isn't bad, however it was TGIFriday's with my son. My wife and daughter were off doing something for the day so we had "guys day" and we wound up making not the best food choices. This included burger and fries and apple pie... then Sunday after a long weekend we caved and ordered Chinese food for dinner, and I have a weakness for General Tso's chicken. I know I should have stopped but had that crazy voice say, "you'll get back on track tomorrow" (I did skimp on the white rice ;-) ).
Little voice was right, I am back on track today and doing well. I shocked the heck out of myself by coming in under 200lbs this morning... never thought I would have lost anything for the week with what I ate on Saturday and Sunday... I must have done something great during the week last week since I was down almost a pound and a half. Imagine what it would be if I ate sensibly over the weekend.
I'm in the challenge to lose 30lbs by summer (started with 14 weeks to lose the 30lbs) and seem to be pretty well on track. Have 11 more weeks and 23.5 pounds to go, roughly 2.14 pounds a week, which is what I have been averaging. So I can't help but wonder if I really need to be as disciplined as I have been as long as I take care during the week to eat right, and don't go "guys day" on the weekends.....
The one thing that concerns me is that I am eating really healthy and exercising... that when I do get to my goal, how do I stop the weight loss... I can't see just eating to eat if my diet and daily routine is filling, healthy and good for me. Do you just stick a Snickers bar in your lunch bag to keep the calorie count in check?
Guess I'll figure that out when I get there... I still have 11 more weeks to go and 23.5 pounds to ponder that point......
But Hey, I broke the 200 pound threshold, and am on track to hit my goal by the start of summer. Pretty darn good, and pretty darn exciting!
Good things going on... very good things.