Since I've been spinning my wheels lately and not losing what I should be losing I've decided that I have to set little goals for each week. This week my goal is no food that I'm not preparing. I was going out to dinner too much in the past few weeks. I can usually figure out the calories in anything I eat, but I just don't think at this time that it's needed.
Also, I'm going to be off the beers this week! Not that I drink a lot. I mean really, I don't. I usually plan it in with my calories if I do, but lately since it's summer I've been out later and around more people. It's really easy to accept a drink when someone walks over with a beer and says, "Here, I got this for you."
I'm going to have to be strict with myself and pretend like I'm just starting my meal plan. I know I can do it, because I was doing it for a whole year before I started getting a little party happy again.
Zach figured out that if I go one beer over my meal plan calories one time a week I will gain 1.6 pounds over the course of a year. I don't think that's really a problem, but I'm in a losing mode right now. So anything that is going to make me gain is a bad thing. Eventually, it won't be a problem because I will be trying to maintain my weight. I think that was his point too. If I keep up what I'm doing right now, I will not lose anymore weight.
Janelle also told me she wanted to have a party for me when I lose 100 pounds (I still have more than that to go, but we decided 100 pounds was a good time to have a party). I've kind of lost interest in having a party, but she hasn't. I promised her we would get to that marker plus some by the end of the summer.
There are a lot of people around me that think I'm a little to hard on myself about this, but I don't. They aren't trying to make me feel bad or get me to stop doing what I'm doing, but they say things like, "Don't feel bad. Everyone deserves a night of fun. You have to live your life." I agree with everything they say to me, but it's still just not an option for now. Maybe next summer.