Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I've gone nearly 3 weeks without tracking, most of it time I visited family in Tennessee and South Dakota. I made many good food choices, but there were times my healthy options were limited, without making a fuss anyway. Most of the time I did the best I could, and often that was pretty good. But there were a few times that I chose to indulge, such as on my mom's 86th birthday, when I had a huge sirloin steak in a Wyoming steakhouse. I enjoyed every bite.
I would love to tell you that after 3 weeks of not tracking that my weight is down and I weigh exactly what I want to weigh. Can't tell you that. This morning I weighed 131 pounds even. So I went up approximately 2 pounds in the past 3 weeks and I'm right at 5 pounds over what I consider my ideal weight. I expect to lose at least a pound of it by just drinking plenty of water and watching my sodium. Then I'll need to cut back about a hundred calories a day for about a month to be back to where I was when I left. Then I'll see if I want to keep it up for a while longer to get down those other 3 pounds. Maybe. Maybe not.
So, I'm not doing cartwheels celebrating my current weight. I would just love to be able to eat without tracking and maintain, even on family visits. But in reality I am delighted to still be around a BMI of 21, feeling strong and healthy, and motivated to do even better eating in the upcoming weeks. I am also proud that I maintained my half marathon training, getting in every training run as scheduled and some real cross training, too.
While I was gone my Sparking was hit and miss. If I missed something profound on your blog, please comment and I'll check it out. Hoping that everyone is having a great summer!
Mom and her "significant other" and me at the Buffalo Jump restaurant in Wyoming.
Mom enjoying a home-grown raspberry on her 86th birthday!
Gwen reacts to Natalie's gymnastics on the bed in Tennessee.
My step great grandson being snuggled by my daughter with Gwen helping.
Glad to be home and back to regular Sparking!! -Marsha