This first 4 days of 2013 have been less than stellar in the "life and work" departments, but I'm pretty proud of myself in the eating department. Last night for dinner I did eat Taco Bell, which was BAD, but I had actually missed lunch so calorie wise I didn't blow myself out of the water, but it definitely wasn't as healthy as eating a huge salad with vegetables, chicken or tuna, and a fruit. Again, looking at the positive side of things, I'm not going to focus on the one mistake I made yesterday, I'm going to focus on the fact that other than that, the last 3 days have been very good for me diet-wise. I have stuck to a healthy, "clean" diet and had A LOT of water to drink. Not quite at goal yet (drinking a gallon of water/day is pretty tough) but I'm getting there. Believe it or not, I've already started to see some results. After the holidays, I got on the scale Wednesday morning, and I got on the scale. Reality is reality, and I needed to know where I was starting. Wednesday morning when I got on the scale it said 264. This is a mere .2 pounds less than when I started CrossFitting in July, but I knew I was pretty dehydrated, and a good dose of water would probably alleviate some of that, and this morning I was already back down to 258 on the scale. I DO NOT believe for a single second that I have lost 6 pounds of fat in 3 days. I figure I have lost some water weight, etc. I'm going to be working really hard to continue the victories that I am experiencing right now. Here are a few goals I'm hoping to reach:
1--Barney and I are flying to San Diego 5 weeks from tomorrow. When I got on the plane to go to Boston, I had to ask for a seat belt extender. I was only maybe an inch from being able to fasten that seatbelt. I am desperately hoping that I won't have to ask for one on the flight to San Diego.
2--In 50 days or so I will be running the Princess Half Marathon. I would really like to lose about 2 pounds/week between now and then which would put me at right around 240 when I start the race, smaller than I have been since I quit breast feeding Ada in 2006.
3--We are going on an Anniversary Cruise on April 28th. That is 16 weeks from now, and if I continue a healthy weight loss of 2 pounds per week, I would be down to about 220 when we board that cruise ship. The smallest Barney has ever seen me was about 210 pounds.
As I said earlier when I posted my New Year's Resolutions, I can't focus on the scale, only on the things I can control, like getting in my workouts and what I put in my mouth. That is what I need to focus on so that the scale will fall in line and do what I want it to.