No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Alright people, I think......I'm back? Maybe. I need some serious help.
I can never remember what I've posted recently, and am too lazy to go back and re-read my last posts, so sorry if I repeat any information :-)
The lowest I have weighed in at now is 193.0. That is a total lost of 69.2 pounds in just over 2 years. My goal is 162.0, right at 100 pounds. I am actually averaging 195 for the last few weeks, and I am concerned. My main thought is that I am now below my average pre-pregnancy weight, and I am worried that I will get stuck here. I have maintained this weight comfortably for many years before getting pregnant. I don't know what it will take to get over the hump and actually see loss again.
The first year I was on BTL now seems easy compared to the second year. It was easy enough to just START working out, to eat SLIGHTLY healthier, and see the pounds come off. I had almost two months in the first year that I didn't work out at all and still lost almost 10 pounds. Now, all of the pounds that have come off in the last year have come under strange conditions. I lost 12 pounds in a month after the break-up in January. I lost 12 pounds over the summer, while training for the triathlon and running around on my feet all day running summer camp.
I have a couple of things that I am going to try for the next few weeks, and just try to get my eating habits on a decent track. I am having the HARDEST time resisting extra munching for the last couple of days. I didn't realize just how much extra stuff I have around my house that I don't necessarily need, and somehow it is driving me more nuts that I remember. Really need to get the "Out of sight" habit back again.
1. I HAVE to go back to weighing in once a week. While I told myself that I wasn't "trying" to lose weight over the summer, I mentally justified doing it whenever I felt like it. Now, it is driving me crazy every time that I get on and see numbers that make me unhappy. I think I am going to try for Saturday mornings. Doesn't make sense, but somehow I seem to be the lightest on the first day of the weekends.
2. Include fruits and veggies at every meal, and try to cut back on carbs. I have been really carbing out pretty hardcore lately, and skimping on veggies especially. I need to go stock up on basic frozen veggies so I can just heat and add some in when needed. Looking forward to some good fall veggies soon!
3. Planning ahead better. Both for meals for work, home, and snacks.
4. Resisting extra snacks and munching. Just because it's there doesn't mean that I need to eat it. I need to stop and question everything before it goes into my mouth.
5. Keep working out, but figure out what is actually doing something for me. I really, really love TurboKick and was super pumped to go back yesterday. But in the long run, I need to figure out what is helping me lose weight. I know that anything active will help, but I need to be efficient in my use of time.
There have actually been good things as well lately, don't worry. I did do the triathlon on the 11th. I finished a full 15 minutes ahead of my time from last year, but actually only about 5 places up. My bike is obviously the weakest part, if I could somehow get that time down I would place much better. My swim was fantastic, I had the 76th fastest out of 175. My run was also 34 min something, which is my fastest time EVER. I even stopped to walk 5 times during the run and still made that time, so I'm pretty excited about that.
I had added swimming laps into my Monday workout routine to train, and after NOT swimming this past Monday I realized that I missed it. I think I will add it in, and try to go longer. I don't have much time on Mondays between Muscle Pump class and when the KidZone closes, but I can still fit a couple more laps in. But again, will it be the best use of my time?
I know that I can't spend all my time thinking about getting in the best workout too, I do need to do things that I enjoy that let myself love it. I am pretty happy with the muscle and strength results that I am getting, and the way clothes are fitting me even if the scale isn't going down. I keep reminding myself to enjoy the NSVs as well!