Holy crap! Well my cheat days caught up to me with abandon. Over the last couple of weeks I gained 7 pounds. Yes, 7 freakin’ pounds. Ugh! So that puts me at 220…again.
Frustration doesn’t even come close to describe how I feel. But I’m not going to dwell on it. I’m going to do something about it.
Getting Back To Basics
No matter how much I think I have this weight loss thing down I do something boneheaded that proves me wrong.
I’m getting back to basics and using my tried and true formula that helped me drop 100+ pounds. So what am I doing?
1. My cheat meals are over. Period. A designated weekly cheat meal may work for you, but not for me. I’m sticking to cheat meals only on those special occasions where I have no control over the available food.
2. Sticking to my weekly menu. Since my weekly cheat meal expanded to cheat days, I didn’t keep to my weekly menu. Looking back, I think I got bored with my meal options. Consistency works best when losing weight. But I think the last few months I’ve craved new and fun cooking challenges.
For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to focus on consistency in my meals. I just need to get my eating back under control. But I’m going to start looking at new low carb recipes that I can integrate into my weekly plan.
3. I’m cutting back on the wine. I did a pretty good job during lent, but once Easter was over, I started drinking a lot more. Time to get back to limiting the number of glasses of wine to no more than 3-4 a month for maximum weight loss.
4. Don’t Miss A Weekly Weigh In! I missed my May 10th Weight Watchers Meeting. A big mistake. I skipped the meeting and didn’t catch a 3 or 4 pound weight gain. Instead I let my bad eating go on for another week and ended up gaining 7 pounds. That’s a boneheaded move. The meetings really do a great job of helping me refocus on the task at hand and boosts my motivation. Skipping is a no-no.
5. Keep rocking my workout schedule. My exercise routine is spot on. The only problem area is my running schedule, but that’s due to my old Achilles heel injury acting up. My heel is starting to feel better so hopefully in the next week or so I can get back to running 3 days a week. But in the mean time I’m taking on the 30-Day Abs Challenge.
Kicking steps 1-4 into high gear really is the key to getting my weight loss back on track. I’m confident the scale will start moving in the right direction after this week. I just need to stay focused.