My Weekend Retreat from SP Land
Sunday, November 15, 2009
WHAT BROUGHT IT ON:
I started a temp job this past week, and realized that my home life was not nearly as organized as it was last time I temped. It also hit home that I’ve been rooting others on, and could not totally relate. Yes, I could relate to their quest to lose weight. But majority of people on SP are not on my program. They are utilizing SP more than I, and actually consuming food on a regular basis. My program was designed to jumpstart weight loss. It’s not a permanent solution, but a boost in the right direction. It works great for people who were in my situation or worse. I was at a point of depression and absolutely no energy. I also had tried so many programs that I had no idea how to eat. So I retreated from food for the past four months. I’ve also hit a plateau, I’m bored with the drinks, and let’s not discuss the cost and the long drive to the clinic. I have not removed myself from the Optifast program, but am going to explore to see what I can do on my own at this point.
Friday morning I played around with the SP food tracker. I discovered that if I want to work out 30-60 minutes a day that I should be consuming way more than I currently am. I decided that I can have 1 moderate meal a day (dinner most likely), 2 meal replacement shakes (not Optifast), and three or four snacks a day. I will venture more as time goes on.
I spent the afternoon at my parents.
I went grocery shopping, wal-mart, and GNC. If I stick to everything I bought my bill was roughly 100.00. The meal replacements I got at GNC were 50.00 for 20 packs. That’s 2.50 a meal. *smile* plus they don’t taste bad. Tried one for a snack, and did not have any adverse side effects. I had Subway for dinner, and watched a few movies while doing laundry. I also worked in the kitchen trying to get it back to it’s rightful state as a kitchen. It had become my office including the stove being used to stack paperwork.
I slept in until 12 pm. VERY rare. I went to my mom’s for lunch. We had veggie soup, and turkey sandwiches. I stayed away from cheese, mayo, and crackers. It was delicious since it was homemade. I left there around 3:00, and went to the self-serve car wash. I cleaned out my car, shined down the interior, vacuumed, washed, and dried it all by myself. I really worked up a sweat hehe but it looks really good compared to before. Last time I washed my car was in July when I started the program. I did not vacuum it then though. So I’ve been riding around with remaining French fry crumbs and such all this time. No more! No more ugly reminders of my prior life.
I came home and started laundry again. I finished cleaning my stove including redoing the foil and washed my pots out. I washed Bella, and am holding her while I type this. Bathes are so stressful for her, but she is such a good girl.
Before I go to bed I still plan to prep my meals for the next few days. I also need to get my work clothes ready.
My plan for 11/16-12/16
2 meal replacements a day
1 solid meal
2-3 snacks a day
*avoiding mayo, dressings, and cheese. I will also consume 8-10 glasses of water.
30-60 minutes of exercise a day. I will probably end up alternating this.
I will also be using Spark trackers to help me with this. Although I am not joining a Spark Class, I feel like I am going into a new phase. With that said, the next week will be a huge adjustment time for me. I will be spending less time on SP, and more cooking and working out. I will log in daily though. I’m just trying to get myself back on track. I mean really, how can I encourage others if I don’t take care of myself first. I also really want to get out of this plateau. :)
Thank you all for your continued motivation and support,