Last week, I blogged about being distracted. I had to get back on track. After a week of focused effort, I faced the scale on Saturday morning. I am pleased to announce that I’ve “gotten rid of some weight.”
Total Lost This Week: -2.7 lbs
Total Lost: -77.7 lbs
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to report this progress. Now, I still have about 13 more to go… but I’m back on track and that’s all that matters!!!
Lesson Learned this Week:
I can’t be trusted with granola bars.
While I love granola bars and I only buy the ones that are low in calorie and high in fiber, having them as part of your eating plan only makes sense when you just have one a day.
Now, if you’re me… you can justify an extra one as a snack several times a day. Next thing you know, you’ve eaten 300 extra calories. That’s not a behavior I can maintain and still expect to lose weight. That 300 calories easily cancels out any workout I do. Eeks!
This week, I spent 6 days at the gym, so I was able to offset the snacking a little. I can’t even imagine how great my weight loss would have been if I were able to control myself around those tasty treats. Moving into this week, my snacks will be more along the lines of fruits and vegetables.
I’ve got some peppers, cucumbers, and carrots sliced and ready to go. I’ve also got a container of my favorite dip on hand for these veggies. In addition, there’s a couple Honeycrisp apples on deck if I need them.
It’s all about making a plan. With a plan, I can do just about anything. Afterall, I don’t want to “find” those pounds ever again…
How do you handle excess snacking? Are there foods you can’t keep in the house?
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