Friday, June 28, 2013
Had gone 14 days without losing (I swear I thought it was more like 3 weeks, but calendar says only two), however kept my chin up and kept the faith. Finally registered 1.6 lb loss yesterday.
During that seemingly long stretch I found myself needing to eat away from home 5 times, which was challenging. I also seem to bloat with my (12yo!) daughter and I baked a really yummy cake for my son's birthday which I only took two bites of - enought to taste and enjoy but not enough to cause me to feel I'd overindulged. While my sodium intake was considerably higher when I ate out, my worst indulgence there was PF Chang's (somewhat bland) calamari, which I shared with my husband. Otherwise, I was always able to find low cal/low carb options on the menus.
Also during that time I started a strength training program, which might have had an impact on scale losses in the short run but I am hoping will show up as a win in measurements down the line.
Overall, I continue to feel pretty invigorated and psyched about my program. Waiting two weeks for a loss was tough, but I feel good about the choices I made and also believe that an enduring healthy lifestyle will have to make allowances for eating away from home and celebrations.