Thursday, October 18, 2012
Looking back over my goals, I've had some successes and some struggles so far this round.
I've been doing really well at keeping carbs under 50%, eating high-volume foods (soups, hot drinks, veggies), and eating lots of protein.
My nutrition still needs work. I can improve by tracking calories every day. I also need to find a way to date without eating out so much! Or to not let those restaurant meals derail my progress.
I'm still streaking! And I've made huge progress on fitness - physical therapy has really helped my hip, and I'm finally able to go walking for exercise again. I'm hoping to be able to start up jogging soon!
I'm proud of myself for prioritizing my health and allowing myself to spend !$$ on physical therapy, properly fitted running shoes, and overpronation-correction insoles (Superfeet Green).
I've also bought a single pair of Balega socks, and a new sports bra (my others are all about 10 years old - yikes!).
This is a struggle. I'm down 3 pounds (from 167 to 164) for the round, which is half of what I had hoped to lose. In order to still hit my goal of reaching 155 by the end of the round, I'd need to lose 1.5lb/week, which I am not confident that I'll be able to do in the midst of keeping up with work and dating. So, I'm going to revise my goal. I want to lose 1lb/week for the rest of the round, reaching 158 by the end of the challenge! That will still be a huge accomplishment - I can't wait to be in the 150s!!