Whew, over the weekend I totally lost my motivation to lose weight. Totally. And I ended up eating things that were definitely not on my diet.
*toast with butter and homemade strawberry jam
*Licks of my kiddos ice cream cone
Can you tell it's strawberry season!? :-D We went and picked fresh berries and I made jam with it and shortcake and scones and we're still eating them fresh, too. The good news is that I didn't overeat. For example, I only ate half my shortcake and scone, because I got full. But those carbs and sugar are definitely not allowed on the diet.
Over the weekend I was totally NOT motivated to lose weight. I felt fine where I am at and it also was extra hard because I KEEP running out of salad and chicken. We've BBQ'd in the last week so I had BBQ chicken and hamburgers, but I keep running out of salad. And then I'm at a loss as to what to eat.
Anyway, last night I got my motivation back and went for a vigorous 20 minute walk using hand weights. It wasn't a huge workout or anything, but better than nothing. I felt like I was ready to tackle this thing again. But then this morning I woke up... and no motivation. I made crepes with the fresh strawberry jam for the kids and it looked SO good and I just wanted to eat it. But instead I ate my greek yogurt with strawberries. :-P
Anyway, I'm trying to stick to it, because I really would like to lose these last 10-15 pounds. Some days I think about it and I'm totally fine with how I look. Happy, in fact. But then I realize that 10-15 pounds is basically half the weight your supposed to gain if you were pregnant, and wow. I'm not pregnant and don't want to be carrying around that much extra weight! So we'll see. I'm going to try my best to stick to it. I need to go grocery shopping AGAIN. I've been loving boiled eggs because I like them and they are easy to transport. But I'm down to my last 4 and I don't want to go shopping until Thursday, which is pay day. I *could* go before then, but I am working really hard to stick to the budget we created. It's been a good lesson in self-control for me. I'm so used to just going and getting what I want/need. It's eye opening how much money I can blow through that way.
So that's where I'm at. Sticking with it, but struggling. I plan to go for another walk tonight; you're supposed to do 17 minutes of exercise on the diet each day. We live in a very nice, quiet neighborhood and I can walk up hills and pump my 2 pound hand weights. ;-) It was a nice workout last night, and I'm looking forward to going by myself tonight.
I'll keep you posted and I'll weigh in on Thursday, hopefully.