No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Forgot to post weekly goals LW...but here are some results:
1. 26 mile bike ride yesterday.
2. Ran 4 miles and 3 miles.
3. Swam 70 minutes in one workout--2,000 yards! That's a first for me.
4. Read through old notes/handouts from the registered dietitian I worked with for a few sessions when I was initially losing weight.
And I have decided I'm fed up. I weighed in at 163.8 today. That's actually down 1.2 pounds. Let's be honest for a minute. And I mean REAL honest. When I started this new job about 17 months ago I weighed in at 146.8. Even a year ago I still weighed 149.8. April 1st I weighed 157. WTF? Then all of a sudden I made it into the 160's a month later and apparently didn't look back. I've spent the past 3 months well above 160 when I had said that 150 was my "turn it around number."
TIME TO TURN IT AROUND. Yep, I'm training for an ironman. Yep, I'm on medication that may make losing weight tough. I had a JILLION excuses before too and still managed to lose 50 pounds. So this time I've got about 20 to kick the curb to again. I think I've eaten enough....I think I've "fed" myself "up" enough and now it's time to start "feeding down." Activity? Not a problem. Eating? Major problem. MAJOR.
I am not looking back. I will not accept anything less from myself than to never see 163.8 or higher again. Simply. Will. Not. It is time to reevaluate the eating habits I have developed over the past year and really pause to ask myself what happened and more importantly, what am I doing to turn it around not tomorrow, but today. TODAY. With the very next choice. And what am I going to do differently this second time around of hitting my "goal weight" to make SURE it stays below 150? With that, I present to you my weekly COVENANT. No more flipping "goals." These have to be things that I am PROMISING myself I will achieve. I may set more aggressive "goals" on the sidelines, but this is the absolute basic rights I must promise my body on week at a time.
This Week's Covenant With My Body:
1. Track food and promise your body that you will not consume more than 2,000 calories each day.
2. Take time to reevaluate the recommendations given to you by the dietitian years ago. How can you re-institute some of these ideas into your life as it is today?
3. Swim 2x.
4. Bike to work once + a long bike ride.
5. Run 7 miles.
6. Lift weights once.
7. Do NOT skip a workout because you want to get to work early or work late.
8. Keep a food emotion journal 3 days this week.