I got in my walking at work and I was pretty good with the bagels… This weekend will be the real test as I will eat every meal at a restaurant from Thursday night until Monday lunch…..
The challenge to not give in to the temptations of the menu will be a difficult one to sustain for 4 days, and no, I will not give myself some grace to treat it as a special event and eat with less restrictions on myself. I can’t do that. My make-up is such that I won’t allow it in myself….
I expect myself to live this way for what I hope to be a very long life so I cannot say that today or tomorrow is something special and I can eat large portions or give in to the temptations….
Tonight’s dinner was REALLY good. We made Miso soup and added Swish Chard, parsley, Chinese Radish (white and purple) and some bell pepper. Just a few minutes before serving I added some catfish. As soon as the fish was cooked through I served. WOW, was it GOOD!
This is how I eat now and I am really enjoying it. I love the fresh foods, the vegetables and the fish…
The weather precludes a walk at the school but as I mentioned I got in the miles at work… Tomorrow night will be a long time in the car so I MUST get the miles in at work….
Two holes left on my belt. Time to drill… I think I mentioned previously that I will not buy a new belt until I hit my target weight. Then I plan to BURN this one…. Well, maybe keep it as a cautionary tale….
Stepped on the scale this morning and saw the magic 270 pounds…. 35 down, 60 to go…. I have a birthday coming up and I am going to aggressively pursue being at 265 pounds before that day, I have 11 days to go. I can do it, I know I can, I just have to stick to the plan and not lose the momentum this weekend.
I think about this every single day. Every meal, every motion is thought out ahead. Today will be cereal with fruit…. Lunch will be a salad, or a can of tuna in water or…. No more mindless eating for me. I plan everything. We are meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow, my youngest and I are, and the negotiation over the place to eat…. Had to be food the kid would eat (finicky monster that he is) and had food I would allow myself to eat….. No small considerations involved here… We settled on a place, it will work out great… But this is what I mean about not allowing myself even a day off…. It would have been easy to go to the local famous pizza joint but they don’t serve anything but pizza. I Could have said what the heck and eaten pizza but I know that is a slippery slope….. One piece becomes two becomes three…. Becomes getting lazy, making more excuses, becomes 305 pounds….
The youngest said we should find a place to walk on our trip…. LOVE THIS KID!!
Today is a 2000 calorie day by design. Tomorrow is a 1500 calorie day by design. It is part of the plan. Work the plan, achieve the goals…..
I want to be at my goal weight by the end of this year… I expect to be in the 240’s by the time I ride the 50 mile ride in June….. These are the goals… The plan is designed to achieve the goals…
I know I harp on this incessantly… But this is how I am doing it. I never lose sight of the goal.. I never lose sight of the plan to achieve the goal.
Missus and I are doing it together and that is making all the difference. Going it alone is much too hard. Having people read this blog is helping… I am still shocked that people are reading it. I am thankful, very thankful, still shocked.
I have been getting on the wind trainer, doing my ten minutes… Feels good. I will be on it tonight as soon as dinner has settled. I have found it is easier for me to ride at night than in the morning…
Still wondering when the weather will allow me to get outside and ride. Yes I know plenty of people ride in the cold, I used to. I am not ready for that. I need warmth on my old bones to get out there right now. I am still planning to get down to South Jersey a couple of weekend to ride the nice flat terrain of the Pine Barrens…. Wanna come along?
I know this post has been all over the field today, kind of a stream of consciousness sort of thing….
I guess the fact that progress is being made has me revved up!