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Getting Back on Track NOW and Down 5 Pounds by August 18

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I love SP. Not just for the tools, but for the support. When I read FITWHIT's blog about making a PLAN for an "On Track" Week, I was so inspired I HAD to comment. Low and behold, she wrote back! Why was I planning to get back on track next week? Why had I "tried" (albeit faintheartedly) to get back on track last month and nothing had worked? Because I kept talking generally, not specifically. Because there was always some reason, some event... after which I'd get back on track.
So even though I am headed to Nebraska to spend time with my family, there are some things I can COMMIT to for getting back on track THIS WEEK:

Tuesday (today) - healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; track all food; 60 mins cardio after work; I can either have chicken tenders and fries at Braves game tonight OR a beer and a healthier dinner but not both.
Wednesday - healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; track ALL food; 50 minutes cardio
Thursday (vacation begins) - healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; track all food; healthy dinner and ONE beer at airport; all that walking around is my cardio
Friday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sister's treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast and walk around zoo for hours; healthy lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Saturday - start off AM with 20 mins on my sister's treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast and walk around farmer's market for hours; choose mostly healthy and a few rare splurges (like mom's mac and cheese) at picnic lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Sunday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sisters treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Monday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sisters treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner (at airport); one beer at airport

This is not me being the "BEST" and "Most Responsible" version of my "getting back on track" self, but this is a realistic plan I can commit too. I am sending myself email reminders of my goals for each day of vacation.

Next week when I return - gym for 7 days in a row and CLEAN eating with no cocktails for 7 days. In 3.5 weeks (by August 18) I pledge to return to 156 lbs, the amount I weighed at my dad's funeral back in April. If I could stick to that weight during tragedy, I can surely stick to it during "regular times." If I plan that is...
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MARGARITAVYLLE 7/29/2011 4:29PM

    You go Girl! I am so proud of you. I did something completely unplanned yesterday but it was good. When I was taking my son to football practice there was a sign for a fun run. what else was I doing. So I ran (well combo run and walk) for 1.75 miles. It took me longer than I hoped to complete it but I kept telling myself that I was running against myself and not the other runners. I am now going to run everyday around the lake while my son is practicing football.

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MAEST35 7/28/2011 12:00PM

    I am just checking in with my progress so far:
I was successful with my plan on Tuesday and Wednesday, and as of this AM (Thursday) I am down 0.8 lbs. I am planning to have a salad and beer at the airport for dinner tonight and walk around the airport as much as possible.

I've packed my gym clothes for vacation and will do some cardio each AM and try to limit my alcohol and "sketchy food" consumption.

Who knew getting back on track was as simple as making a plan! Thanks for your support!

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MCK0582 7/27/2011 5:52PM

    Love this idea!

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AUNTKITTY 7/26/2011 3:28PM

    I think it's a plan - now let us know how you do!


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FIT-WHIT 7/26/2011 3:11PM

    ATTA GIRL!! There ya go-- REALISTIC plan for the week. TOTALLY doable! You can even print it off and bring it with you in your pocket as a reminder, maybe with a little FITSPO photo as well. Being "on track" during vacation basically means not going waaaay overboard with excuses, but still allowing indulgences (like the alcohol-- I understand). Just as long as it's not a pattern of behavior you fall into (like four glasses per night in reg. life... uhhh probably need to seek help if that's the norm usually! LOL!), then it's totally fine for some family/vacation time. :)

Good luck, and stay positive! YOU CAN DO THIS!

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