I’ve been on a roller coaster lately when it comes to food. I’ve always known that I tend to have an addictive personality but I’m realizing more and more how much power food has over me. It’s time to take my power back for good and stop giving in to the temporary feelings that food gives me.
I have a few days that are really good or even a full week and then I make a bad choice and it snowballs into many, many bad choices. I can’t even explain what comes over me when I decide that I’m going to stop at Dunkin Donuts on the way to work and order an everything bagel with egg and cheese, 6 chocolate munchkins and a large carmel mocha iced coffee with cream and sugar. In case you were wondering like I was, this is how many calories that is.
That’s not far off from the amount of calories I should be eating in a day much less before 8:00am. It would be really easy to keep all of this a secret but it’s time I faced the music and stop sabotaging myself. I haven’t been tracking my calories but I wanted to plug all of that in to see what the damage was. Pretty much what I expected.
On a positive note, I’ve been in gym at least 5 days a week…sometimes 6. I’m still loving the workouts with my trainer and can feel myself getting stronger every day. I’m sure I could get even stronger and feel better if I was fueling myself properly.
So, what am I going to do about it? Well, I’ve come up with a pretty hefty goal.
My 39th birthday is February 5, which is about 23 weeks away. My goal is to lose 30 lbs by then. Yes, it’s just over a pound a week – difficult but doable. I’m also a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding on March 1, so the fact that I’ll be wearing a sleeveless dress is adding some extra motivation.
Dane and I have still been eating “Paleo” meals at home but when I’m out, I usually end up choosing something that comes with french fries. Fries are definitely a huge weakness of mine, so for the time being, I’m going to give them up completely. I can’t just have a couple.
I’m also going to track my calories on MyFitnessPal just to be sure that I’m eating enough since I am lifting heavier weights 3 days a week.
To hold myself accountable, I’m going to start weighing in every Wednesday morning. I got on the scale yesterday morning, so I’ll report how I did after my first week, next Wednesday.
In the past, I’ve always been a lot more successful when I’ve planned out my meals and my workouts. Just in time to join Racheal and Deneene for their Weekly Food and Fitness Plan link up. You should join, too!
Talk to you soon!