I haven't blogged in a couple of days so allow me to catch you up with my goings ons. My last blog I expressed my worry about going back to work in a restaurant and i got some of the most AWESOME, ENCOURAGING, and INSIGHTFUL advice. I thank you so much for that. But there is good news: I handled my first night serving , wonderfully! I decided I was going to stay extremely busy. As soon as I walked in, I filled ice, glasses, cleaned up the counters, helped team members. I soon got my first table, and after that, It was downhill. It got so crazy busy and I was just running back and forth which was a good thing. I brought a banana and chicken skillet (280 cal) and my water bottle. I actually ended up 250 calories below my low range. The next day I was able to hit my low range and got in an amazing walk.
Last night Derrell and I took my sister and her hubby out to a comedy show. I ate sensibly all day and allowed myself to have whatever I wanted (except alcohol) for dinner. Before I go into the fabulously fattening choices I made last night, here are some pics from last night:
My hunny and I. He looked great in his new sweater.
My sister SIEPIE326 and her hubby Johnnie. She was fierce last night! She even wore high heels which is a MIRACLE!
We are sooo bright!!! We usually avoid turning on the flash but we were in a dark comedy club. We still cute tho!
I massacred my food yesterday. Derrell and I ordered a potato skin appetizer and I had two of them (and these were huge skins) and then I had the audacity to order a wing basket with blue cheese and french fries. I haven't had buffalo wings in like 9 months! And I looked like it! They were so good. I know I have changed though because it didn't start a chain reaction and I honestly feel like I could wait another 8 or 9 months before I have that meal again and I will be just fine.
I was worried with the amount of food I ate and the sodium in it, that I would have a temporary weight inflection this morning. I weighed in at 221.6 this morning! That was a 0.8 lb loss for the week which isnt amazing but I no longer post 2 lbs a week losses. I am sure I could but I am practicing trying to live in maintenance mode. For me that means, I no longer do two-a-day workouts or 2 hour workouts, at least not regulary. I will put in 60 or 90 minutes and be done. I am also taking 2 days off a week. Before I would workout 6-7 days. I am still recording my food choices but I am hitting toward the middle to upper end of my range most days. I decided to do this because I am a perfectionist and an all-or-nothing kind of personality and after a ton of reflection, I realized that if I dont practice maintenance and keep going at my old intensity, I was going to wake up at my goal and then be loss.
I have also decided that my goal will not be 180 lbs. I am going to work towards Onederland. My goal will be 199.6 which is only 22 lbs away and I want to be there by my Sept 7th wedding. Basically, I have 8 months to lose it which only equates to 2.5 lbs a months loss. I am positive that will be reached prior to that, but I am taking pressure off of myself because I have already done a good job and dont want to punish myself with a hard deadline.
Before I go, I got P90X in the mail today as a gift from my mom! I am so excited and will begin my first workout tomorrow. And more good news: my best friend is down to 208 lbs from 220!