Well Ladies-I am back with less depressing news than last week. Today I was 191 lbs. That means last week I lost 5 lbs from Monday to Friday. Did I go on a cardio binge (much like my friend Courtney)? Did I crash diet? Did I catch mono? No to all of the above. I seriously just kept doing what I knew was right. I watched my food, and kept up with my running program. I ate 1900 or less calories per day (some days I even got to only 1500!), and I ran 3 times (one of which I had to stop 1/2 way because I felt sick). Will I lose 5 lbs this week? Not likely. I am back on track with my "adjusted" goals. Remember, I opted to add 0.2 lbs/week loss plan to keep with my Christmas goal of hitting 170 lbs (my first goal weight).
My clothes are all fitting really loosely and I feel awesome. My legs were tired today from starting week 4 of the 5k101 running program on Saturday. No knee issues, and my headaches are lessening.
My challenge in the month of September will be the travel. I am scheduled to take two week-long trips and 1 weekend trip (hopefully involving a chocolate lovers restaurant). Trips are tricky when exercising/dieting. Airline travel usually leads to convenient calorie-laden foods found at airports, and breaking routine can lead to lost workouts. I am going to do my best to avoid these two pit falls. I am going to pack healthy snacks for airline travel, and bring my running stuff. With my running sneakers and IPOD in hand no one can break my determination!