I faced a lot of challenges this week on our girl’s trip. Friday night Mexican food and Saturday mall food. Sunday I was catching up on everything I had missed and preparations for the upcoming week. Luckily I’ve known about this trip for a while so I had plenty of time to plan.
I knew Friday night that we were going to eat Mexican food with friends. I looked the menu up online and googled nutritional information to know what I should eat (chicken tortilla soup) and what I should avoid (pretty much everything else). I also knew where we would be shopping and most likely eating lunch on Saturday so I did the same thing with that restaurant.
However I did not know where we would be eating Saturday night. I knew that I did not want to wait until we got to the concert and then eat concession food. We had planned to go to Hard Rock, but it was too busy so we went to a local place instead. The food was amazing and I had no idea what any of the calorie counts were. I read the menu and made the best choices I could and tried to be sure that I left food on my plate. I also tracked everything I ate.
Sunday afternoon I assessed everything I had eaten, and I thought that I had done pretty good, but I was still worried about my weigh in this week. I was very happy to see another two pound loss when I stepped on the scale. I felt a tremendous relief that this is actually something I can manage for the long term and make work with my life. I just have to plan, be aware, and take one day at a time.
My other challenge is my long term nemesis… exercise. I’ve never loved it, and I don’t really love it now. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy Zumba, a lot. The problem is that I can pretty much only go to the class twice a week. My other gym has a step class on Wednesday night that I’m trying, but I need things to do the other night. I tend to do better with classes because I work harder to keep up. I’m determined to make it work though.
So that’s week five. Big challenges lead to big successes.
Week 5 Loss: 2 pounds
Total Loss: 10 pounds
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