Caution, really boring & not very inspiring post about my dieting slump.
I’m here until first thing tomorrow morning when I fly out to MA & am tempted by mom’s cooking, delicious seafood, and really big ice cream cones…but in the meantime, I have quite a lot of work to catch up on if I’m going to be able to take some time off this week for the visit home. I weighed in yesterday morning & I’ve lost another pound, but that puts me at only 2 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks (I’ll miss another weigh in on Saturday). Yeah, I think it’s a safe bet I’m not making the 10 in 4-week challenge this month. & I really need to kick it in gear if I’m going to make my steps challenge, especially given the last few days’ numbers!
The drive down here seemed endless (10 hours & it’s always a harder trip leaving hubby &, this time, the dog). I packed a nice salad topped with coconut chicken for lunch on the road, couldn’t find any cheeries for snacking to save my life, so packed 20 pretzels and 10 slices of cheddar for when I started getting hungry around mid-afternoon. Ate all that & was left with nothing for dinner, so naturally I stopped at McDonalds. Honestly, what’s my problem? Had a cheese burger & small fry…once again, it just wasn’t good at all, but I chose & ate it. Still, there’s always the next road trip.
Hit the gym yesterday morning before my meetings. Ran for a mile & felt pretty sick (that gross, little bit of throwup in your mouth sick…sorry, TMI). Second mile I was still having the throwup problem and also felt woozy. So I stopped at 1.75 & walked the rest of the way to 2.1 miles. Big wimp, but I was afraid I’d pass out on the treadmill. I think the problem was that I went to bed hungry, woke up to find only 1/4 cups of bran flakes (more like bran crumbs) and blue berries, and didn’t have anything else to make up for it.
Food choices are limited since there’s really no reason to go shopping these two days.
Breakfast: bran flakes & blueberries
Lunch: poached egg on crumpet
Snack: iced coffee
Dinner: 3 cups pad thai with chicken
Snack: bottle of beer
Exercise: 2.1 miles on treadmill
Lunch: planning soup & salad at Panera
Dinner: leftover thai noodles or a lean cuisine
Okay, obviously I’ve hit a slump here: my last few crappy runs and dismally slow weight loss are really starting to get to me. I’ve lost 15 pounds, but have 38 to go to my goal & at one pound a week…geeze!
I’m worried cause hitting a slump is pretty dangerous right before a trip home! Damn, I need to get it together. I’m meeting a friend at Panera, which is about 3 miles away. I think I need to walk there to earn my lunch, don’t you?
Okay ya’ll. What do you do to get out of a slump?