I have been firmly sitting in the realm of 163 pounds since right around Christmas time. I have gone up a little and gone down a little but I haven't really made any lasting budges. At first, I was purely frustrated at the lack of progress I had made, and then I realized it was an excellent opportunity to remotivate myself. I signed up for a fun new class I will be describing next week, plus for my first walking 10K, and I decided it might be time for another weekly food diary.
I know I have slipped up plenty of times with my nutrition, either overeating or eating stuff that is waaaaay too full of calories. Keeping another diary will show me where I can splurge and hopefully what to avoid. I have already come up with a great new low calorie food option: granola bar broken in up in fat free greek yogurt. Filling and delicous! I also made myself a favorite from my snack food experiment, red bell peppers and hummus.
Being sick wasn't super helpful to my plan either, but I really don't want to let it slow me down. I am feeling better now and am way more mobile. I need to get back to walking while the weather is lovely and finding interesting and active things to do. I have at least one buddy for the 10K and while I intentionally placed myself at the back of the line (so to speak), I hope I finish faster than 1 hour and 20 minutes.
I hope these changes will help keep me focused on the idea that I am not just trying to lose weight, I am trying to live healthier for the long run.
P.S. Try to look past the irony of me posting this on Lundi Gras or Fat Monday!