Hit the Limit: Accountability Time
Thursday, May 30, 2013
So I've hit my official limit: I am back up to 135 (ok, 134, but it's close enough to the limit that I now need to take action).
Theoretically, it could be increased muscle density, but I'm fairly certain that it's not. I've been slipping my friends, and it's time to hold myself accountable.
I have reset my goals to lose 10 lbs. I am a bit concerned, however. Sparkpeople wants me to eat between 1200 and 1550 calories a day... that seems... low. Especially given my level of activity. Well, we'll give it a try. Of course, my first day on the new plan and I KNOW I'll be eating more than that *sigh* Not just because I'm going to Red Lobster and going to have a seriously hard time not eating more than one biscuit, but also because I'm climbing tonight, so not eating the ENTIRE MEAL will be difficult (the plan is to save half of it for dinner tomorrow). *urk* Before today, I would even still be within my "calorie range" for maintenance.
Why d I let it get this far?
Complacency, my friends. Complacency. For more than a year I couldn't be bothered o track on weekends (didn't really need to). Then, suddenly, something changed. I'm happy, and in a relationship (read: occasional distraction from exercise). I'm not teaching dance (budget issues at my dance school). The rock climbing gym has become routine (too many routes out of my reach, not enough to work towards/not enough "easier", either). I'm coming up on my trip to Germany (Hurrah for my friend's wedding!). While there, I will be walking a ton, but I won't be tracking. So I need to get myself back into the habit of doing ALL THE THINGS.
So here's the plan:
Weight training (at work) 2x/week (up to 3x)
Always make healthy choices when eating out
No more sour snowboards
Continue making my own Almond Milk for oatmeal
Batch cooking lunches
Track diligently (even on weekends)
According to Sparkpeople's plan, I will lose my extra 10lbs in 9 weeks (ok?). Ideally, I'd like to do it in a little over half of that so that I'm back down for the wedding and trip to Germany. I know 10lbs can seem insignificant,but I refuse to slowly let my weight creep back up after more than 2 years of maintaining a 30lb loss. I'm still within my healthy weight range, and I'm still fitting my clothing, but if I didn't draw the line somewhere, I might accidentally let myself go. That I refuse to do. I've hit my limit, and now I'm bouncing back.
Feel free to bounce with me!