I’m more than two weeks into my latest recommitment phase. I’ve got about 20 lbs that I want to lose, and 2015 is the year that it’s going to happen!
It feels strange to say that, and at the same time, slightly predicted.
While I’m still down 60+ lbs, I spent the last year worried about gaining it back. Not feeling like I had the tools, the mindset, and the will to keep it off, and frankly, scared of what was coming.
Right now, I feel like I’ve got my footing again and that I’m on an excellent path. I’m committed to staying healthy, to losing that last 20 lbs and to seeing this through in 2015.
I’m a salesperson by day, blogger by night… and I know that I can’t expect to hit my quota and win big deals without a plan… the same is absolutely true about weight loss. So in order to experience change, I’ve once again chosen change.
I’ve stopped floating about hoping that things go well in upcoming weeks, and put some strong plans in place to assure it really happens. So, what the heck am I doing?
Back on Track
I’m officially back on Jenny Craig. While I’m not participating in weekly consultations, I’m purchasing food weekly from my centre, logging all of my food intake, and following their program.
I’m dining on Jenny Craig meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks daily… unless life interrupts the plan.
Having a Back-Up Plan
Dinner with friends, birthday celebrations, client lunches, that moment when you’re running errands and starvation strikes… all of these things can throw a loop.
So, I’m doing what every girl heading to a new restaurant does. I review the menu online and review nutritional information before arriving at the restaurant. I decide what I’m going to eat before I even sit down.
Check out this gem I found at JT’s restaurant Southern Hospitality…
You can dine out without completely blowing your plan…
Now, there are times where even the best laid plans go astray… i.e. having bowls of chips and salsa staring at me… but having a plan always helps me out, rather than letting my hunger lead the way.
Prepping for Success
Meal planning has been a huge hit for me this go ’round. Not surprisingly, having the right foods in the house lead to me eating the right foods. Far from genius, but necessary!
I’ve been packing my lunch, and a slew of snacks every day for work in order to make sure that my hunger doesn’t take over causing me to make poor choices. More on my snacking habits soon…
Healing my Back
I haven’t made my way back to the gym quite yet. I’m still being patient with my back, and its healing process. For now, I’m focusing on my eating plan, visiting my chiropractor, and doing as much gentle yoga as I can.
Writing about the Process
While I’m not planning to post weekly weigh-ins here on the blog, I am going to keep you updated on my progress. For me, weekly weigh-in posts add a lot of pressure (that I put on myself.) And, I’m looking for motivation, accountability… not necessarily extra pressure.
I am, however, planning to attack this last bit of weight one pound at a time and until it’s done… thanks for being there with me every step of the way! Excited to share all sorts of updates along the way. Five pounds gone, 20 to go… Cheers!