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Day 3 of Road Trip... just over 4 lbs to goal!

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!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SQUIRRELLYONE 11/6/2013 9:18AM

    Excellent won't power! I'm impressed! You've got this!

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IRP1114 11/5/2013 11:37AM

    Way to go resisting temptations! And congrats on being so close to goal!!! Keep it up and enjoy the break. I know it is hard to but our bodies do appreciate it!
I am doing good. Just got a blog up this am.
Oops! Thought this was more recent lol. Hope the rest of your trip went well!

Comment edited on: 11/5/2013 12:05:47 PM

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SKATER787 10/27/2013 9:45PM

    LOL about all those snacks.

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CHIPLEY_FL 10/27/2013 8:33AM

    Great idea doing the 100 calorie packs for yourself. You are rock solid. Very encouraging person to boot. Thanks

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RACEWELLWON 10/21/2013 1:29PM

    I just adore where you live -My mom and I did something similar together driving out of Seattle and into San Francisco to fly home to Chicago - it was a lovely trip - we packed a cooler all good food , healthy which keep me away from the temptations of junk food - even the smell right now makes me ill but I was busy admiring the view of your beautiful landscapes- I am sure you will make all the correct decisions , I know its hard - send huge hugs - I think you look wonderful - yes getting prepared for tri - I am excited out the VQ - Thanks for stopping by - Hugs Karen emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 10/21/2013 12:15PM

    Wow! You are one strong woman with all that junk food staring you in the face! And your mom's van must have a huge console. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 10/20/2013 10:30PM

    WOW, you are doing great staying away from all those snacks, good for you. You are almost to your goal too!! emoticon

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BOILHAM 10/20/2013 6:12PM

    Good job, you understand that the temporary satisfaction of that tast of junk food is nothing compared to the real satisfaction of living a healthy life!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2013 5:39PM

    Wow! That's a lotta . . . junk food! Glad you can resist it.

So excited for you that you're getting to your goal. HUGS!

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LECATES 10/20/2013 4:42PM

    YOu are a strong woman--I would have to have the M & M's---LOL

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