Monday, June 13, 2011

Ok, time to refocus.

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. 


  1. I love your renewed can so do this.

  2. Setting up weekly goals is a good thing, atleast for me it works really well. It keeps me in check and accountable each and every week. Yes I give my splurge moments but it's rare I do and I make sure I make up for it. Trust me it's hard, if I could stay in my little bubble the rest of my life I wouldn't have to worry about temptations but thats not the reality. You so should have a party at your 100 lb mark or do something special. I finally set rewards up for myself recently, when I reached 100 lbs I went and chopped my hair off, to some might not be a big deal but for me it was.

  3. It sounds like your doing awesome, great job! :) I have a lot of friends and family members who say "you HAVE to cheat every now and the" or "you have to eat bad it's a special occasion" It's very frustrating but I have learned just to okay them and then ignore them.

  4. You CAN and WILL get to your goal!