Saturday was a super-busy day around these parts, and it started off bright and early at Jenny Craig.
Having convinced myself that a “maintain” weight was sufficient based upon last week’s stress levels and sedentary nature, I warned my JCC Amalia that the scale could just glare back at us without moving. You can imagine my excitement level when I saw this:
This Week’s Loss: -0.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss: -82.0 lbs
Now, I know that 0.4 lbs is not that exciting, but I’ll seriously take any loss that I can muster up these days! And as my JCC says, “A Loss is a Loss.” You could even use that sporty analogy that it’s still a W, but being that I don’t like sports… I don’t recommend it.
Ok. So, now I’m just 9.4 away from goal!!!! By my calculations, I have SEVEN weeks left to hit goal. In reality, I have the rest of my life to hit goal… but I’d REALLY like to hit goal before I go on my big trip in September. Angela and I have even talked about a super-double secret exciting goal plan we can execute while I’m in Nashville… but it wouldn’t make sense to do it unless I’m at goal. So, it’s game on! And, how fun would it be to attend Fitbloggin‘ AT GOAL!!
To hit this goal… I have to simply lose 1.34 lbs a week between now and then. Certainly, I can do that! It’s going to mean that I’m going to have to buckle down… and get to the gym again. And, it’s going to mean that I’m drinking all of my water and snacking healthily on the DAILY.
I’ve found a few things that I think can help me along…
MY FITNESS PAL
I’ve mentioned before that this tool is one of my “Necessities” but I ignore it sometimes. I don’t always log my food diligently, but when I do, the pounds slide OFF nicely. Weight loss is EIGHTY-FIVE percent about what you’re putting in your mouth, so logging will help. I logged today and my diary told me this…
I probably won’t duplicate today’s meals… because there was Pinkberry (which isn’t possible daily) and Wendy’s (oops… it happens.) I did still come in under my calorie count, but it wasn’t the best calories in. We’re going to do MUCH better in upcoming days.
I’ve been on an ice cream kick as of late. It must be because it’s super-hot outside and summer, because I don’t usually go for the stuff. Today when I was at the store I picked up TWO viable options for ice cream snackery:
I eat these in place of JC snacks. While I love JC snacks, I find that I have more interest in these ice cream treats than the standard cheese curls or lemon cooler cookies. Keep in mind, both are delicious, but when you want ice cream… you just do.
I also plan to pack a bag of food for my workday, including the following:
Jenny Craig Stuffed Shells
An Apple, Grapes, or other snackable fruit
Fiber One Bar
Veggies and Dip
I’ve been packing veggies and dip every day for a 3pm snack, and I just love it. What makes it even better is this little container I found at the Container Store. It has a separate section (and tiny lid) for the dip. I made my favorite veggie dip last week and have been enjoying peppers and cukes as a late afternoon snack. Crunchy and satifying, we’ll keep this trend going this week too. Check out the Container Store for the fun little container. Worth every cent of that $3.99!
I know that I am going to have to make it to the gym more than once a week in order to drop these last 9 lbs. That being said, I’ve got a plan in place for this week. PLEASE work, don’t get in the way…
Monday – Yoga
Tuesday – Pilates
Wednesday – Treadmill
Thursday – Candlelight Yoga
Friday – Break
Saturday – Treadmill + Strength Training
Sunday – Spin/Yoga
I’ve just GOT to get there this week. And, if I can’t make a class… I need to be on the treadmill. I’m reading an AMAZING book, which always makes the time go by fast. Treadmill time should be painless this week. I’ve got my gym bag packed; I’m ready!
Overall, that’s my plan… and it’s completely doable. Planning is key. When I plan, I do SO much better. What is it that they say… failing to plan is planning to fail. No way!!! Failure is NOT part of the plan!