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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!!
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    Excellent won't power! I'm impressed! You've got this!
    1657 days ago
  • IRP1114
    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!
    1658 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2013 12:05:47 PM
  • SKATER787
    LOL about all those snacks.
    1667 days ago
    Great idea doing the 100 calorie packs for yourself. You are rock solid. Very encouraging person to boot. Thanks
    1667 days ago
    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
    1673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2013 1:33:32 PM
    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
    1673 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    WOW, you are doing great staying away from all those snacks, good for you. You are almost to your goal too!! emoticon
    1674 days ago
    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!!
    1674 days ago
    Wow! That's a lotta . . . junk food! Glad you can resist it.

    So excited for you that you're getting to your goal. HUGS!
    1674 days ago
    YOu are a strong woman--I would have to have the M & M's---LOL
    1674 days ago
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