My 8 Week Back on Track Plan
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have been struggling with the same 3 lbs for over a month. And those 3 lbs are WAY over my comfortable fluctuation range. Starting today, I have re-committed to eating well after working on re-focusing on exercise for the last 3 or so weeks. I've been able to work out 4-5 days per week pretty easily once I learned how to re-train myself to drive to the gym and do lunchtime when I can.
Now I need to really get committed to the food, which as you know, is the more important part. Jamison and I had a bit of a "last supper" last night - pepperoni pizza - and are committed to not eating out more than 1X every two weeks over the next 6-8 weeks. I realized that eating out is the BIG issue for me now PLUS cocktails.
If I haven't lost the pesky 3 pounds by Sunday, I will do another low carb kick-start June 25-July 3. I have also decided to adjust my weight loss goal to 158 instead of 154, which I was never actually able to maintain for more than 1 week. My comfortable fluctuation range is 155-159, so for now I'm just looking for 158 before Jamison and I head to Miami on August 8.
8 Week Back on Track Goals:
Exercise at least 5 days every week and 6 when I can (Fri-Sun is a must)
Eat out no more often than 1X per two weeks with Jamison
When I eat out with colleagues (max 3X per week, 1X per wk preferred) stick to low carb meals where possible
No drinking at home
Eat clean as much as possible to stretch the calories
Eat fewer than 1400 calories each day - try to stick around 1350
Eat one fruit snack and one veggie snack each day to avoid processed food and stretch calories
Continue plant-based breakfast each day
Eat those "tried and true" delicious yet low calorie meals that helped me to drop lbs in the first place
Begin resistance training 2X per week
Weigh-in twice per week: Sun and Wed
If you've got any great tips, please let me know. I know I'm a bit of a broken record for the last 5 months, but I hope to finally be on track now that my depression is waning and anxiety is a bit more under control.