Last week I spent most of the week on vacation with my mom, which means I ate a majority of my meals out at fast food places or at real restaurants. I even ate at a buffet once – mmm Chinese food. But after a week of this I realized I didn’t do too bad! My weigh in didn’t even show a gain! Sweet!
WEEKLY VIDEO CHECK IN
MY STRATEGY FOR EATING OUT
We all know eating out can be tricky. It’s tough. I didn’t make the best choices all the time, but I tried to make those good choices about 80% of the time. And that is what helped me get through the week I think. What were the good choices? I mentioned some in the video.
Get a healthy protein. Choose something like grilled or baked fish instead of a greasy battered filet of fish.
Choose veggie sides. Sometimes you don’t want them but you know you need them. Choose steamed veggies instead of fries sometimes to do yourself a favor.
Choose the kids meal. I started doing this and it really helped. It’s enough food for me when I want to eat the less healthy stuff but it still stays under 500 calories for a meal. It is a great solution when you really want to eat the stuff.
Monday 1/4 : 2 miles walked
Tuesday 1/5 : Upper body workout
Wednesday 1/6 : none
Thursday 1/7 : 4 miles walked
Friday 1/8 : 5 miles walked
Saturday 1/9 : 2 miles walked
Sunday 1/10 : none
Light exercise week!
WEEKLY WEIGH IN
Current Weight: 218.9
Previous Weight: 218.9
Weight loss: 0
Starting Weight: 251
Weight loss total: -32.1
I’ll take it. As long as gains are not happening then this is a good thing!
CHECK THIS OUT
I’m part of the new Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone podcast!! I’m so surprised they would let me say something! I mean, everyone else included is so much smarter and SUCCESSFUL in their own weight loss journeys. They all lost the weight and I’m the yo-yo of the bunch, apparently. Did you see that? How I just let myself compare myself to other bloggers and I came out on the bottom? Argh. It’s a constant battle to not compare yourself negatively… but I’m not deleting that, just changing my mindset to this: I’m glad I was included even though I’m at a different point in my own health journey. I might not be at my goal like all of the others included, but the podcast is about beginnings (Month’s theme is Getting Started in 2010!) and I’m definitely past the beginning in this adventure, and sometimes getting started is the hardest part. So check out the podcast when you get the chance.
I LEAVE FOR NEW ZEALAND IN TWO DAYS!!!