Groceries and When The Weight Is Hanging On

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Recently, I've doubled my grocery budget and switched to weekly grocery trips to combat running out of food before my next grocery run and ultimately resorting to unhealthy choices. Also, I'm making sure that I'm planning for nights I know my desire to cook will be low and plan for easy, healthy meals on those nights. Giving myself room to breathe in my groceries seems to be working; however, the days I go from class to work I've picked up the habit of picking up lunch while waiting on my bus and though I'm just getting a 200 calorie bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, it's not conducive to the budget I'm trying to keep so I can quit my job.

I've set my weight loss goal to lose 40 pounds in a year and a half. Thought it's a huge goal, I think it's obtainable, especially in that time frame. I've noticed that my tracker thinks I should be further along in my weight loss than I am and it becomes frustrating when I'm not losing at the rate the tracker shows I should be. To overcome this I've been rationalizing that I lose weight slowly and that the extra running I've been doing may be causing my body to hold onto water and it's likely what I'm not losing in weight, I'm gaining in muscle. I know that even if I don't lose the weight, I'm making healthy choices that will result in a healthier body and weight loss aside, this is ultimately my goal.
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    I try really hard not to think about what I "should" be losing. I lose super slow too, but they say that's the weight that will stay off. How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? It does sound like you are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last!! Keep reminding me about that group run, I do think it sounds like fun and I still have your Christmas present!
    1926 days ago
    Check the sodium count in that bowl of chicken soup.
    Sodium makes your body retain lots of water, too.
    1928 days ago
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