My plan worked! I am down 2.8lbs this week for a new weight of 177.2lbs and a total of 74.4lbs lost so far 🙂
So what was my plan? Cutting down the nibbling and eating proper meals with healthy snacks in between. Wow, I forgot how much I enjoy proper meals! How much more filling they are. I did get to the gym on Sunday night as well and had a good long run on the treadmill as well as getting back to my weight-training schedule. I have 2 weeks before I have to go out of town for work so I plan to keep this up until the end of May to help me get back on track.
Update on the race – I haven’t signed up yet. Mostly because I got it in my head to sign up for the 10K instead. But I’m not sure. I really like the idea of pushing myself, but I also get pretty bored with running after about 40 minutes so I’m not sure how that’s going to go. I’m going to mull it over a bit more, but either way I’m either doing the 5K or the 10K!
At today’s meeting we talked about summer. My leader was saying that one could easily gain upwards of 30lbs over the summer if one wasn’t careful. I totally see how this could happen. The summer means BBQs, summer drinks like margaritas and daiquiries, more socializing, iced coffee and ice cream…and humidity (depending where you live!) which makes Montreal unbearable at times and the only thing you can do is sit still in front of fan sipping ice water. It really is the city of extremes. None of that is conducive to working out. Oh and sunburns! Who wants to work out when they have a sunburn?!
I realized that the last time I lost my way with my weight loss was around summer time. I didn’t gain 30lbs, but I can definitely say that I wasn’t as committed because of all those things I’ve listed. This year will be different – I can all ready tell. I will keep at it.
Do you have a plan for dealing with the upcoming summer socializing?