This went went pretty good. I feel much better than last week. Much more motivated and less frustrated. Probably because the scale actually moved for once. I lost 3lbs this week! I’m so pumped. 6 down, 24 to go.
I think I finally learned some lessons from the last time I tried dieting. Hopefully I can keep it up this time. One thing I used to do was eat extra on days I exercised more because I played it off that I could and still stayed under my limit. When actually I was going over my daily calorie limit. Not that I don’t go over my limit, I definitely do (and I’m not happy about it) but it’s my 1150 limit, not that plus calories I burned exercising.
Another lesson I learned was to stop drinking wine during the week. It just tempts me more to snack. So, that’s going to wait until the weekends now. Unless I go on a rare happy hour or something…
Oh, and no weekly desserts either. So far that hasn’t been too bad. I’m so accustomed to having a nice glass of wine after work so that’s been a bummer but it’s worth it!!
I’ve been experimenting with lots of healthy substitution recipes for typical meals Shawn and I would eat. Like tonight we had spaghetti but instead of spaghetti sauce with ground beef over pasta, I had spaghetti sauce with grated cauliflower, onions and carrots over baked spaghetti squash. It was pretty good!
With these experiments I’ve been learning more about checking the calories of what I think is healthy BEFORE sticking it in my face hole. This week I bought olives as a snack and the feta stuffed ones were 60 freaking calories a pop! I was so pissed! Psht way to screw me over olives.
Anyway, I’ve been getting back into running, and I’ve been upping my distance game (19 miles this week) but this upcoming week I really want to work on my speed. I run during lunch at work so I can’t run as far as I would like so I think this week I will try to focus on running faster.
Another week down, another to go!