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Week 5: Time to Reboot: 0.6lb down - 8.6lbs to get back to GOAL

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

This was a week of ups and ups and little downs but in the end I maintained. Must have been my massive workout yesterday. I'm ready to reboot and change things around. I'm finding that I'm not that hungry in the evenings as I used to be and I think I got into the habit of just eating because.

My new experiment will be to eat my carbs in the morning and after noon my carbs will come from beans, fruit and veggies. No bread or pasta or muffins. I will be increasing my protein intake. The easiest way I know to do that is to eat a double portion of meat. It's usually grilled chicken or lean ground turkey meat.

I'll see how this goes. I feel like my eating really hasn't been that bad so I don't understand why the scale isn't moving. But I'm starting to realize that at this point on my life I need to get rid of the scale. I am improving in other areas that make me feel amazing but then I hop on the scale and a puff all of that is out of the window because of a stupid number.

I'll be 41 in 26 days and I'm ready to not let the scale rule me. I said that when I turned 40 that was done with trying to lose weight and that I was just going to maintain whatever weight I was at that point. Well I'm making that declaration again. Would I like my tummy flatter? YES Would I like to be back under 150lb? YES but I would also like to stop obsessing over weight loss and just focus eating better (whole foods, clean eating) and getting fitter and stronger. How that translate on the scale won't matter to me as long as I'm improving and my body fat percentage healthy (target is 20%).

That's all for now
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    I like this! The idea of not obsessing over weight and just getting fitter stronger and healthier!
    1898 days ago
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