Great day -- (although still reeling from yesterday's calorie craziness) -- but back on track today!
- Ate within my calorie range (although some of the nutrients are kindof skewed -- I notice that I've been eating much lower carbs when I try to avoid pasta, sweets and bread)
- Went to Body Combat (kick boxing class) after work -- was great
- Remapped out my "mini-goals" today
With the first week being such a success, I trounced through my first two mini goals much more quickly than I was expecting (no, I'm certainly not going to complain)
So, my original "final goal" of lose 36 lbs was set for Sept 21, but seeing as I lost a little more quickly this first week, I moved it up to Aug 10 (with the plan of losing 1.25 lbs per week on average). I think it is reasonable if I work at it, but we'll see (so I'm keeping the original date on my calendar still).
I also set two new MINI goals of 5 pounds each for April 27 (mini-goal #3 -- 5 lbs from where I was yesterday) and May 25 (mini-goal #4 -- 10 lbs). When I reach mini goal #3 (which will coincide with a 10% weight loss, I'm going to celebrate with a reward of some kind but have not yet decided. I'm thinking maybe a half day at a spa or something. And that's just 5 pounds away!
Read an interesting thing about hunger versus appetite on sparktrivia today. While I already knew that eating when you aren't hungry is something to look out for, I hadn't quite read it in terms of how appetite can win out over hunger. So for example, I have an appetite for pasta that will override my body's hunger, because I like pasta so much which will cause me to eat even though I'm not hungry. Anyway -- it was a really interesting concept to me put in those terms -- so I'm going to try and think a little more about hunger versus appetite in the coming days.
For tomorrow (Thursday)
get a good breakfast (today I was running late, so had to grab a powerbar)
Focus on getting veggies at lunchtime at work
After work, heading to gym. I need to get some strength training in this week
Need to make my salad starter for the rest of the week -- so salad and lean protein for dinner tomorrow night.
Friday: Cardio at gym, salad and lean protein for dinner