Thursday, May 20, 2010
So this week I lost 4 lbs, which is pretty good considering I was all over the place. I definitely feel like I am in ketosis, so my hunger level has been pretty low, which you would think would be awesome, but the ketosis combined with my night shift work schedule made it hard to get in all my calories, so I think I was actually eating too few. Story of my life, I finally reign in my eating, and now I'm not eating enough! I make no sense! So this week I am going to really focus on getting in my minimum calories, and then am going to work out something FIERCE becaaaaauuusee it is my BIRTHDAY on Sunday!!! Yay!!! So I have given myself permission to have a few drinks and eat some non-Optifast food that day. I am going to plan ahead and then go hard at the gym to keep the damage to a minimum. I think having the cheat day will give me a renewed energy to keep going for the next 12 weeks on plan.
I am about ready for TOM, so I think I'm holding onto extra water, hence not seeing a bigger loss. I also really struggled to stay positive. I found an article about "diet rage", and it was like someone wrote it just for me haha! I had to really fight the negative thoughts that were popping up, feeling like I should be losing so much more with how much I am giving up, instead of being happy with an awesome 4lb loss!
So this week I am going to work on two things: positive self-talk and taking things one day at a time, and getting in at least 180 mins of dedicated exercise. I am a work in progress but I can feel things changing! I am 20 lbs lighter on this birthday than I was on my last one, and that is certainly something to celebrate!