P1 was a big struggle for me this time around. If I don't have food to prep or the energy/time to do so, I fail traditionally
I did my best and lost a couple pounds, but nothing outstanding. Due to my physical exertion on the weekends and when I work out I was struggling with getting enough carbs...so I decided after my 2 weeks of P1 attempts I wanted to move to P2. The change I was looking for in taste and how sweet things taste SO sweet after not having them for awhile was accomplished...and I'm not craving sweets or bad carbs so I know that P1 did its job even through my struggles. I'm blessed not to have much of a sweet tooth in the first place
A goal date managed to jump up to me in the past week. One of my cousins is getting married on September 10th, which is 31 days from today...and I am aiming to lose as much weight as I can by then. I'm not IN the wedding or anything, but there will of course be pictures taken and I'm going to want to feel as good about myself as I can
The next date will likely be Thanksgiving as we always have a big family get together then...and after that date probably the next one is going to be my birthday on January 19th. I don't want to make weight goals yet, although I suppose I could just do something that I should definitely be able to achieve like 2 lbs a week. Ok I can do that. LOL Gotta love reading stream of conciousness writing eh?
That means my goal is to be down to around 260 by Carrie's wedding, then 240 by Thanksgiving and 226 by my birthday. My dream goal would to be under 200 by my birthday...
I know my body well enough at this point that if I am GOOD and do everything I say I need to, it shouldn't be completely out of the realm of possibility to get under 200 *relatively* quickly.
What do I need to do?
- Get to the gym as often as possible. I love spending time at the gym, but everything I do takes time away from other things in my life. I need to make this my #1 priority. I used to go almost every day and the results are amazing...not just in toning and calorie burn, but stress reduction, sleeping better at night etc
- Consistently get 8+ hours of sleep. I am a night owl and despise mornings...but I need to make myself get to bed in time to get plenty of sleep.
- Consistently drink at least 3 liters of water a day. I get one in pretty regularly...can get 2 if I'm thinking about it...but 3 is really where I need to be, and even more if I'm sweating.
- Make sure I eat good stuff, often. I am horrible about skipping meals, especially on the weekends...or just not eating enough food period. I know that I have killed my metabolism with my eating habits in the past and I need to do what I can to wake it up. I can make this happen by making sure I have enough good snack foods readily available and like sleeping and water and the gym...if I make it a habit, it is much more likely to happen.
- Manage my stress better. Simplify/Unclutter my world. My house is constantly a disaster which is a source of stress. I spend money to make me feel better and then my budget and lack of money stresses me out. I eat when I'm bored or overwhelmed and the extra weight puts so much stress on my body that I really think stress is killing me. My short term memory sucks already...I want it back. LOL
So quite literally, my plan to lose weight is to eat, drink, (workout) and be merry