Sunday's are my weigh-in days and yesterday I stepped on to see a one pound loss for the week. Not great, but not bad either. This brings my total for the year to nine pounds gone. Going forward I plan to kick it into gear. With my metabolism working so slowly, I know that I am in for some frustrating weigh-ins ahead. Even still, I will keep fighting. Hmm, I think I am counting my chickens before they hatch. I don't need to worry about future weigh-ins, I need to concentrate on what I am doing today. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Last week didn't go as well as I had planned. At the same time, it wasn't all bad. Here is how I would break it down:
- Most days I did not have a plan
- I ate Mexican food two nights, high-at and large portions
- I consumed too much chocolate from "Candy's" desk at work
- I did not exercise
- I did plan my entire snacks/meals for two days
- I tracked every bite for two days in myfitnesspal.com(MFP) [username=losingtherolls]
- I did not eat out this weekend
- I found a diet coach/mentor
Did you catch that last bullet about a diet coach/mentor? I am reading a book that deals with changing the ways I think about eating and the choices I make. It's a six week program dealing with cognitive therapy and has daily tasks. One of my tasks was to find a diet mentor to support me along this journey. I knew right away that it could not be my husband or sister. Yes, they support me, but they are too similar to me. I'm not sure they could give me the tough love I might need or talk me down from a cupcake (mostly because they would likely be about to consume one too). Instead, I opted to reach out to my dad. He lives about 340 miles away and over the years we've grown apart a little. I only mean to say that we are not as close as we were when I was under his roof, and I miss that. I chose him because 1) he and his wife have lost weight and maintained it for over a year, 2) he can provide tough-love and incentive just because I won't want to disappoint him and 3) it will bring us closer together. He is already proving to be very supportive. I think having him for support is going to help in many ways.
In my last post, I mentioned being optimistic. Well, I am even more so about this week. Each night this week, I will plan the next days meals. I will track every bite via MFP. Also, I will start some exercise, no matter how little it may be. Notice that I said I will do these things and not I will try. This will be a good week.
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