Okay, so I’ve been doing this running/dieting/blogging thing for 12 weeks now & I have to say that while I’m happy with where I am in my thinking, in my eating, in my new food habits/rules, and in my general fitness, I’m not too pleased with losing the equivalent of only 1 pd a week during that time. I really hoped I’d be further along with my weight loss by summer & it ain’t happening!
So getupnow is setting a 10pds in one month goal for herself & I’ve decided to piggy-back my so-called weight loss goal for this month onto hers. Big deal seeing as I probably won’t meet my last goal of 6 pds in 4 weeks (and only one week to go on that one!). But getupnow’s so goal-oriented and motivated that I’m hoping some of what she’s got will rub off on me.
I think my plan is to continue counting steps & running 3x a week, adding in pilates and lots of walking (and maybe some 8-min workouts) four days a week, and cutting my portions back down to a healthy level (I added some info about this to my rules page) with even more leafy greens in everything.
The only fly in the ointment is a 1-week trip home to see family, but I’ll just have to have some clear boundaries set before I come home about what I will & will not eat. Tough one: mom’s a great, old-fashioned Irish cook. But okay, enough worrying about what could go wrong 2 weeks from now.
It’s not my place to ask, of course, but is anyone else interested in joining this little experiment?
Breakfast: bran flakes & blueberries
Lunch: big salad with cooked asparagus, grape tomatoes, hb egg, crumbled bleu cheese, pecans, and lite honey mustard dressing.
Dinner: pasta/chix sausage/veggie dish, small salad
Snack: ww toffee & fat/sugar free pudding with lite cool whip