Well, the restart has begun. I officially have 13 weeks left till my wedding and i want to lost 15 pounds. My consultant and i are officially treating this like day 1.
She convinced me to get on the scale so we'd have a weight to start with. I didn't want to because i knew i'd see a number i didn't like but i did and i'm glad i did. Sunshine, i wish my holiday gain dropped off just like yours did. Unfortunately i'm dealing with 5 added pounds now and just hoping that they're mostly water and will fall off relatively quicker than the other pounds usually do.
This past weekend i was on mini vacation with my fiance's familly and i didn't really eat as well as i had wanted. I brought my food but was tempted (and gave in) to some of the stuff around me. Weekdays at work are easy for me. If i dont pack it, i don't eat it. I have one more weekend getaway this week (dress fitting) and then i should get back to some normal weeks of staying home.
I'm trying out the meatball sandwich on Thursday. I heard it's even better if you wrap it in tinfoil and stick it in the toaster! I have been trying to think back to how i ate when i first started the program and here are two things that i'm going to try to get back to:
1. Eat what's on the menu - i put a ton of thought into planning my menus and in the past i used to just look at the menu and eat what it said is for dinner. Lately, i open the freezer and just stare inside and see what i "feel like". That is dangerous for me. I am much better off when i just eat what is planned and view it as fuel. The other way leads me to fixate on the different options and i have a hard time stoping myself from going back for more snacks that way.
2. Doctor them up! (Add Volume) - this really worked for me. I would doctor up all my dinners and just by adding a few veggies i'd end up with this giant meal in front of me. It also helped me add variety. I also used to go out of my way to serve them up on nice dishes. Now i just nuke and eat out of the container. That tends to leave me feeling like i want something more rather than how i used to feel like i had had a feast.
Anyway, sorry this became a novel!
Starting over is so much harder than starting for the first time! Time to get my body back into it's fat burning mode!