Sunday, October 20, 2013
Wow you guys, I am now just over 4 lbs to my off-season weight goal of 124! I am going to make my goal VERY soon. In my mind, I am now already at my race weight goal of 116.
Before, I was mentally at 124 and wavered about 116. Was I being realistic? Was it achievable? Would I look too thin? But, I thought about it and knew I will look OK. It's not hard to visualize because my current profile picture is from 2007 when I was at my goal body weight and bodyfat. I woke up a few days ago and just like that, felt I was already there. Now I just think, and feel what my body feels like to be that... and I'm there!
What's more, I've been on a road trip to go back to Seattle to figure out what to do with my stuff there. I was a bit worried about the trip, because I was in a routine that was working pretty well. But sometimes, we just need to do what needs to be done and keep the faith that things will work out.
And actually, it's been easier on the road trip to stick to my calorie targets. I eat every 3 hours, 5 times a day, and average around 250 calories per mini-meal. Before the trip, I dehydrated fruit and then weighed them into 100 calorie portions and put them into snack-sized bags. I eat one of those, with a serving of jerky or nuts, or I'll have a Clif Bar, or a 6 inch Subway sandwich, and so on. The calorie apportioned bags are working out so well, I will probably continue that after my trip is over. After you've eaten the bag, that's it, you're done. You don't have the option to eat "just a few more" of whatever it is you're having at the time.
That being said, my Mom has been doing most of the driving, and has kept on her mini-van console next to me for the past 31 or so hours: a large bag of Lay's Wavy Hickory BBQ chips, an open bin of honey wheat pretzels, a large bag of Jelly-Belly jelly beans, a bag of lemon drops, a bag of assorted hard candies, a bag of M&M's, a bag of chocolate rocks... and so on. SO IF I CAN DO THIS ANYONE CAN!!! In the few times I have wavered, I focus on my goals and stay on track. And I chew gum, surf the web or read a book. LOL! But it works!
I'm still losing albeit being in the car most of the day. I walk around during our breaks, but I think my body appreciates this break. It hasn't had one in a while!
OK! How are you all doing with your goals! Have a great day!!