My weight today was exactly the same as last week on Thursday….208.2 lbs
At first I was pretty bummed but I’ve decided that there is no reason for that. And here’s why….
Due to crazy work schedules, my hubs and I decided to celebrate Valentines Day on Wednesday. Remember that delicious meal I had planned. I made everything on my menu and it turned out great well mostly. I’m planning on sharing the links and changes I made to the recipes but that will have to come later tonight. It turns out that I figured out the calorie counts wrong so I ended up eating more calories than I thought I would.
Well you know what, who cares? It made a great meal for my husband and I, and it was delicious. I’m not going to gain 10 pounds from eating one meal that was a little high in calories.
I know how to recover from eating a little more than planned so that what I’m going to do. I’m not to feel bad about the scale being a little higher today. I’m not going to let that number define me. Yes, its important but it doesn’t mean I’ve failed. It just means I have more work to do. So I’m not to going to be bummed but I am going to work hard.
There are few things that I know work well when comes to getting back on track and moving that needle in the right direction.
–Lots and lots of water. I know for a fact I haven’t been drinking enough water. Lately I’ve had maybe 40 oz of water a day, I need more.
–Extra Veggies. I’ll probably have a salad for lunch and an extra serving with dinner. Adds extra fiber and extra water.
–Workout. Nothing can make you feel as a good as a good workout. Tonight I have kickboxing and as soon as I finish this post I’ll be heading out for my run followed by some ab work..
–Lower calorie level. When I’m looking to lose weight a little bit faster I like to reduced my calories just a little. Only by about 200, so for the next few days I will try to eat only 1400 a day. I don’t like to go any lower than that because I usually burn 2800-3400 calories a day and I need my body to be able function properly. Thats why I say “try” to eat less, because if I am really hungry and feel like I need the fuel, I will eat more.
So now that I’m all hyped up, motivated, and ready to work hard and see some excellent results next week.
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