Happy Hump Day Everyone!
So. This whole weight loss attempt…it started so, so, so good…and then ended up not so good–and it was only the first week.
I was down two lbs in the first seven days–I wasn’t hungry, nor was I having massive food cravings. I was eating healthfully…and then came the long weekend…which destroyed all of it. A combination of party eating (one wedding, one party), emotional eating (feeling sad/lonely), peer pressure (eat…drink…it’s the long weekend…etc) …it all got to me… and I ate/drank way more than I should have.
In fact, the only time I ate smartly was when it came down to me serving up the S’mores cake I made (pictured below). I had the tiniest sliver out of guilt for everything else I had inhaled over the weekend.
And…oh how the scale went up. At one point it showed me as being up 4 lbs…and now, fortunately, it’s just under 2lbs up–putting me right back at my starting weight of 160. Thank goodness for running–I’m sure I would be up even higher if I had not squeezed in a few runs here and there.
I realize that that me losing two lbs in the first week was most likely a combination of water weight and some legitimate weight loss…but holy crap…..what horrible numbers show up when it goes off the rails….and how easy it was to go off the rails. Here I was…thinking “I got this…” well, clearly I didn’t.
After having a pity party for myself yesterday, I’m letting it go. I still have three weeks until I leave (3.5 weeks until race day)…and a lot can be done in three weeks–especially since I have a number of long runs ahead of me still and my meal planning has been pretty strong during the last week.
I plan on taking each opportunity to eat as an opportunity to succeed at making the right decision or to reset things, should I have a slip up. And truthfully, even if I don’t lose the 5lbs I hoped to lose before DDD, I know I will still run and be proud of myself for finishing those races and getting those amazing medals around my neck.
Wish Me Luck,
- Lighten Up: Pre DDD Weight Loss (prairieprincessrunners.wordpress.com)