Week 3 Weigh In

April 26, 2011

Weight as of 4/26: 155.2

I’m not happy with this number but given the circumstances of the last couple of weeks things could have been a lot worse.

Food

I have been eating without care or regard for calories and nutrition. Every morning after breakfast I have written down a menu plan for the day. I think this is a good practice that I will continue to do,I just need to follow through with the menu. I did this all week but around lunch time the stress of everything going on would come to the forefront of my mind and I would give up and give in to all the food temptations at my office and home.

Workout

Working out has been almost non-existent. While in California I went on a few walks. I packed work out clothes and my running shoes with good intentions but the weekend ended up being a lot more emotionally exhausting then I expected. This past Easter weekend I went golfing on a 9 hole course. We walked the course and I actually woke up the next day with a sore mid section! I do not foresee golfing becoming a serious hobby for me but it is a good way to enjoy the sunshine and be active. I think I will be going several times this summer.

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Ponderosa Springs Golf Course

The Next Week

Today starts my 4 day vacation. I will be hanging out at home for the day then tomorrow, after a dreaded dentist appointment, I will be heading to Seattle! I have had a layover at SeaTac almost every time I’ve flown for the past 3 years and have even ventured out to a hotel next to the airport once but have never had a chance to explore the city. Now that I only live 5 hrs. away I hope this will be the first of many trips to the city.

So what does this mean for the diet? I am hoping to break even next weigh in. To save money and calories I will bring food for breakfast, lunch and snacks from home. We have not booked a hotel yet but I hope to find one with a workout facility and that is within walking distance to many of the major attractions.

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Weekly Weigh Ins

April 13, 2011

I plan to keep track of my weight loss by weighing myself once a week. In the past I would weigh myself almost everyday and then beat myself up if I went up a fraction of a pound or if I didn’t go down a fraction of a pound. In short it was not healthy and now I’m trying to do the healthier thing.

Starting Weight

This is me at my starting weight of 153.6

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My cat, Sonny, sneaked his way into the picture

The Goals

Right now my goal weight is 130. If I lose 2 pounds a week which is ideal then I should be able to achieve this by the end of June.

In addition to a weight goal I other goals that have nothing to with the number on the dreaded scale. First would be to not throw away an entire day just because I eat one bad thing. I have the ultimate all or nothing attitude. If I know I’m going out to drinks with friends that evening, then I automatically eat everything and anything in front of me the entire day. I need to learn not to ruin my whole day over one meal or one candy bar, etc.

I also want to workout at least 5 days a week. I have a problem with consistency. This is a habit I need to break. My biggest downfall as of late has been another all or nothing fail. I want to run. I run 3 times a week for a few weeks, my feet starting having pain that disable me from walking and I cease working out altogether. This is no good. 

The Plan

I plan to stay between 1200 and 1400 calories a day. Closer to 1200 on days when I do not exercise and  vice versa. Of course there will be occasions where healthy eating will be difficult to maintain. Take this month for example. The first week I had to travel for work to Southern California (where all my family and friends are) This week I have to make a last minute trip to So Cal and the last week of April I have a planned trip to Seattle to use up the last of my vacation before it expires! I absolutely cannot waste vacation! So obviously there will be ups and downs but I will try my best to eat in moderation when I cannot resist all the good food and going out!

So that’s it. I will be back next week to check in with good news, hopefully  Smile