Hello my loves! In case anyone was worried – all is well. I’ve been in a very reflective mood as of late which is why I think I was compelled to post one of my favorite poems the other day. I’ll update on life soon but right now, we have to deal with the matter at hand…. weigh-in Wed!
I apologize (to you guys and also to myself!) for skipping out on my weigh-ins the last couple weeks. I gave myself a free pass after Memorial Day weekend but then the next weekend turned out to be equally bad, eating wise – with a wedding and grad party (and way too many martinis and yummy (bad!) food)
So, here we are weeks later. I got on the scale this morning thinking I would see a very bad number. The result was….
…exactly the same as when I started this adventure (I used the same pic since I was lazy lol). Which means I gained back the 2 lbs I lost after the first week.
I am actually really happy the damage was not worse than this considering I’ve really really fallen off the dieting wagon lately. I’m also happy that I have still kept off those 5 lbs I lost while on South Beach in April! I’ve also been staying active and playing tennis at least 3 times a week. So there’s a couple positive things.
Overall though, I am disappointed in my lack of discipline lately. My eating has not been good at all and it all began Memorial Day weekend. I could sit here and list a bunch of excuses – it was a holiday, I was at my friends house, wedding, graduation party – but it all come down to the fact that I need to learn how to eat healthy no matter what situation I’m in. For instance, at the wedding and grad party I could have made smarter drink choices. My usual diet drink is Vodka Club w/ a splash of lime. But lately, I have been indulging in too many beers and sugary martinis.
And even if I can’t control the food at these events, I at least need to grab some control over portion size and stop myself from over eating.
Sigh. Lessons learned. Lessons learned.
The Bottom Line
I’m considering this a fresh start. Yes, I’ve veered off course and thought I would be doing better by now. I’ve reflected on where I’ve gone wrong and I know what to change. So here are some new goals:
- Continue getting in 3 good workouts a week
- When I choose to drink, make a smarter choice like Vodka Club
- Watch my portion size
- Try to cut back on the bad carbs (mostly white rice, white bread, potatoes)
I feel like setting guidelines for myself will be really helpful so let’s see how this next week goes. I have a little over a month until I go on a cruise to Bermuda so I’d really love to lose at least 10lbs by then. Which is totally achievable and would be a healthy weight loss of about 2 lbs a week.
NEWBIE ALERT: Amanda just hopped on the Weigh-In Wednesday train and wrote her first post about it. Head on over there to give her some encouragement, would ya dolls?! 🙂
Oh yeah, and happy hump day!