My new goal is to be in the 130's by July 31st. That's pretty realistic at the rate that my body seems to be losing. I know as I get closer to 125-130lbs. that the weight loss may slow down even more but I'll take it week by week, adjusting my final goal as needed. I will NOT give up if it takes me longer because I plan to eat like this for the rest of my life anyways.
I have had many situations this week (an Anniversary, a birthday, a bbq) where I could have told myself that it was ok to eat whatever I wanted because I could just get back on track the next day (like "planning" to sin because you'll just ask for forgiveness afterwards)!! Yes, we can always get back on track the next day BUT I'm trying not to let that be my excuse for "planning" to slip-up. Does that many any sense? In the past, I would attend a function (birthday, BBQ, holiday, etc..) and tell myself before I even got there that I would eat whatever I wanted and then get back on track the next day because, well, it's a special occasion, birthday, holiday, etc, etc, etc and I don't get these treats every day, right? But, once I ate the sugar/high carbs, I craved them the next day and it was harder to get back on track than if I had said no in the first place or just eaten a bite or two. I try to be aware of this behavior in myself. Now, when I go to a function, I try to look for the BFC friendly items. And like Rosalie says, if there is something I really, really want, then I have that 1 item but only 1-2 bites. I have had to change the way I view food but I definently have not felt deprived. I am eating delicious, satisfying food and I am happy! :)
Breakfast: My morning shake, green tea
Lunch: Tuna and mayo on celery; English muffin (low-carb) with butter and Nature's Hollow jelly on one half and butter and Bragg's Nutritional Yeast on the other half
Dinner: Hamburger patty (no bun); 6 fritos; almond butter with Redi Whip
I had every intention of making Rosalie's cauliflower crust pizza last night for dinner but forgot that our town was sponsoring it's annual All-Town BBQ. Every Thursday, from now until mid-August, our town sponsors a free concert at the lake and last tonight, since it was the first concert, the town sponsored a free BBQ. They served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. I ate some almond butter and Redi-Whip right before we left because I was craving it, and then at the lake I had a hamburger patty (no bun), 6 fritos, and a bottle of water.
Looking forward to the weekend - we're taking the kids to our town pool tomorrow. Have a great weekend! See you on Monday.