It’s been a little while since I last wrote. I’m finding it harder to keep up with the writing end of this challenge. The eating side has been going well to a certain degree. With all of the issues my family has gone through over the last several weeks, I’m pretty satisfied with how things have been going. With my Dad’s passing, I stopped documenting my eating for a while, then my oldest brother announced he and his fiance were moving their wedding day up from September 2015 to this past weekend. Thus, more travelling.
So, now that I’ve laid out a whole bunch of excuses, how did I do last week? Sunday was weigh in day, so let’s just get to it.
Weight Loss = 1.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss = 25.4 lbs
1 1/2 pounds last week isn’t too bad. I would have liked to see something over 2 pounds, but you have to consider everything that’s been going on and the fact that the holidays are here. Honestly, to not be gaining weight is really a victory in itself so I’m truly trying my best to keep everything positive.
How have I kept up the constant weight loss? Honestly, it’s been getting tougher, but I’ve been trying to cram as much protein into my diet as possible. That doesn’t mean I’m succeeding in getting the right amount in, but I’ve done my best. Beef/Turkey jerky have been the best go-to for me. I know there are many non-animal product proteins out there, but I like meat, and this stuff is just so good.
Anyway, my goal for this week is pretty different. I want to maintain. Thus, I’m fine with eating up to 2,000 calories or even more so long as my weigh in day shows me maintaining my weight. If I can do that, I’ll be so happy.
What is everyone else trying to accomplish over the holidays? Are you planning to lose, stay the same, or have you accepted that you’re going to gain and started embracing it?