I worked so hard through the holidays to lose weight, and ended up losing 10 pounds. I stepped on the scale this morning, and 7 of those pounds are back. WHAT WHAT?!
I could go into extreme excuse making – I went away, we had a blizzard, then we had another snow storm, blah blah blah…but really, it’s nothing more than excuses.
I know I ate (and drank) way too much both when we were away in Vermont and during the blizzard. We were cooped up in the house for 3 full days during the blizzard and I used it as an excuse to be lazy.
I’m frustrated with myself, which in a way is good, because that is what it takes for me to take action.
Ultimate Goal: 125 pounds. If my scale is accurate, that’s a 13 pound weight loss (say WHAT?!). Obviously then a few tweaks need to be made. As I write this I’ve eaten breakfast, a snack (Chobani), another snack (Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax granola bars), and lunch. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, and I’m hungry again. I’m boiling water for some peppermint tea with hopes that quells the hunger, as I’m going to workout in an hour or so. I’ll eat a banana before my workout, but I don’t want to eat another meal right now.
Thoughts on tweaks to make:
1) Reduce alcohol intake. This is a no brainer. I enjoy a couple beers or a glass of wine (or 2) more often than not on weeknights. I’m going to cut that out – empty calories right there! I will allow myself to indulge (just not go overboard) on the weekends.
2) Cardio after weights. I know for a fact that cardio after weights burns fat, yet I never do it. That’s about to change.
3) Cleaner eating. I eat pretty clean to begin with – I don’t eat out often, I don’t eat processed. But now it’s time to clean it up even more. I’m going to the grocery store tonight as a matter of fact – to pick up a bunch of stuff that will be exactly what I need.
4) No carbs after 6 p.m. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but more of a “most of the time” rule. I’m going to give it a try and see what happens.
I want this more than anything – and I have a bf who is going to help me come up with a serious workout plan, and a roommate who also wants to get in better shape and start eating better. Talk about two excellent accountability partners!
Do you guys have anything to add to my tweaks list? I’d love your input!