Well, I made it through yesterday. The first of Oct, the first of the government fiscal year, and the first day of the shutdown. For now, I'm working but they are uncertain how long we'll be funded and if the IDIOTS in Congress don't figure things out who knows what will happen. Sorry, just getting very pent up about this whole situation. Trying to take one day at a time and not let the uncertainty of it all get me stressed.
My goals for October are simple, try to reach my monthly fitness goal (700 min) which theoretically, should be doable as it's not that outrageous, and stay on track every day but the select days I know will be exceptions. I've changed my tracker to reflect my minutes rather than my weight. I am SO sick and tired of gaining and losing the same 2-4lbs. Most people say that's normal fluctuation but for me who's maintaining only a 10lb loss, that's almost half of what I lost, losing and gaining it regularly. I'm also usually quite consistent in my weight and don't fluctuate that much. It means I haven't made any progress in about a YEAR. Yes, I reached the 10-11lb loss this last November and have been averaging it for almost a year now without any additional loss that I've been able to maintain. I'd still like to see what I look like with an additional 10 lb loss but at this point I'm aiming for 5, or at least noticeable change in my body and tone.
My "staying on track" nutrition-wise will be obviously within calorie range, and mostly modified paleo. I allow myself dairy as part of modified paleo bc I love my cheese and greek yogurt and need any extra calcium I can get. If not modified paleo that at least keep my carbs in check.
Cheat meals/days for the month:
11-14th- I have friends staying with us for the whole long weekend and I will not subject them to my dietary restrictions, and we will be going out a lot to eat. My goal is to not overdo it but at least allow myself those days to not be picky about where we eat and what I eat.
Oct-? Whatever day we go to the amusement park. We bought tickets that includes admission plus the Fright fest and you are not allowed to bring outside food in. I'm sure there will be no healthy options there.
Oct 27 - the Sunday dinner I wrote about recently that's become a regular occurrence with my friends
- Not sure if we are doing anything official, but what is Halloween as an adult without some Hocus Pocus and a festive beverage?
I'm hoping that if I outline this all in front of me and realize how many days it actually will be (7--that's a full week!) I'll be less inclined to cheat outside of those days. And, just because they are designated "cheat days" does not mean I should blow the whole day away.
Easier said than done. Here's to hoping the government straightens this mess out!