Oh, how I’d rather not even talk about my weigh-in.
You know you’re going to gain weight when you text your Jenny Craig Counselor midweek and tell her it’s not looking so good. It’s like I took a healthy eating vacation this week… work has been insane, and I didn’t even make it to the gym.
Seriously… that doesn’t even sound like me, and it gets weirder.
There was even a day when I ate out at a Mexican restaurant not once, but TWICE in the same day! Once with co-workers, and the second time an impromptu visit to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Whoa… this NEVER happens. I managed to eat a healthy salad (and some chips and salsa) the first round, but the 2nd round wasn’t quite as pretty.
By the time Saturday rolled around, I knew that it wasn’t going to be good. The damage was not that extensive thankfully. Here’s how it went:
This Week’s Loss: + 0.2 lbs
Total Weight Loss: -84.4 lbs
Now, my take away is NOT that you can eat crap and get away with it… instead that I need a solid plan for this week. Good news is that work should stabilize back to “normal” this week, which should allow for me to get back to the gym and get back on track with no problem.
It is VERY rare that I create a workout/food plan, but I need it this week. Here’s my plan. You’ll notice that when I struggle, I tend to lean on my girl Jenny Craig a little heavier. It’s just so darn easy to eat her foods and stay on track.
While I have a little bit of snacks logged on this plan, know that there will be more. I need more fruits and veggies, but I didn’t really want to lock in my ENTIRE week. Having a tiny bit of flexibility can be a good thing and give me a little variety during the week. Know that additional snacks will include more veggies and more fruits, as I’ll need those to hit my daily allotment.
Another thing I’ve been VERY weak on is WATER. Unbelievably weak. I actually ended up with a terrible headache last night, and I know that it was water-related. It always is. Dehydration at higher altitude is NEVER a good idea, and your body lets you know.
This week is all about water and how much I can ingest. Watch your Twitter this week… I’ll be pinging you guys to see how many ounces you’ve drank using the hashtag #watercheck. Let’s stay hydrated!!
My workout plan is aggressive, but I left the Friday “OFF” day and assume I can move it around as needed. I am also reading a really good book this week, so I may end up doing more treadmill than I have planned. As long as I am getting 30-45 minutes in every day at the gym, I am not as concerned with what the activity is. It may transform into treadmill time every day….
In other news, this is a great book.
So, thank you to each of you who reads NTTC for giving me an additional reason to create this plan this week and some major accountability now that I’ve shared it. I’m certain that it will bring good weight loss…. and get me back on track (more importantly.)
I still need snacks…. any suggestions for this week? What do you guys like to snack on?