Lets get the bad news out the way. On Sunday, I weighed in at 170.0 lbs. after the week I had I honestly thought it would be worse.
Last week: 169.4
This week: 170.0
Weight gain 600g
So I haven’t been on here since Wednesday and it hasn’t been very pretty.
There really isn’t any excuse for my behavior and this morning while in bed I realized that my mind isn’t focused on weight loss as it had been the past few months. I am not really watching what I am eating and not planning ahead.
A few months ago, I had a menu and knew what I would be eating throughout the week. Breakfast lunch and dinner. I would make my own food that is separate from my family and cook two separate meals. This pat month, I couldn’t be bothered. I eat everything they eat even though I know its bad for me. I am just too lazy.
The only exercise I have been doing is running for my marathon training, no ab work or any type of strength training. Today, I was too lazy to even get up to go to my run. I feel like I have become a fat lazy slob again. My body doesn’t feel as strong as I did a few weeks ago. The weird thing is that I am only 5 pounds up from my lowest weight. But that 5 pounds has done a lot of damage. My stomach feels puffy, I feel unmotivated to move and I have no self-control when it comes to eating carbs. The surprising thing is that I haven’t binged or eaten over my calories even once. I haven’t eaten any junk or processed food except for some fries I had on Thursday. My calories have been low but my carbs have been upwards of 250 a day. I guess for my body, a calorie is not a calorie. I know there are those who think that as long as you eat less than you burn you should be losing weight; that theory doesn’t work for me.
I also went drinking with my siblings, which is something I haven’t done in about six months. I was totally sotted and this made me make bad eating choices. The hangover the next day meant that I missed my runs.
So what am I gonna do about this. First of, my birthday goal is out the question. I don’t think I can lose 11 pounds in the next 2 weeks. So I have a more sensible plan.
And it starts today.
- I am making a cabbage soup that I will be having for lunch for the week. I will alternate this with having a salad.
- For breakfast, I will make my famous TVP patties and will have those with a scramble egg and maybe some avocado.
- For supper, I will be making a butternut-nut squash soup (recipe coming up) and will be having this with a salad. The salad will be some Thai inspired tofu and some green veggies.
- My plan is to stay under 50g of carbs and have my calories between 1400-1200
- Water intake is to be at around 4 liters.
I know this sounds a bit monotonous, but I need to make everything in advance so that I am not lazy and tempted to eat off track. \
My brother singed me up for a half marathon this Sunday and my plan this week is to prep for it. I will be running Monday- Friday and rest on Saturday.
Here is my plan.
Monday – 10-mile fast walk
Tuesday – 6 miles/9.6K Easy
Wednesday- 15K easy
Thursday – 5 miles/8K with 5K@ tempo
Friday- 3 miles/5K at tempo
Sunday – RACE day
I know the best training for a race a few days before is rest, however, I run better when I have been consistently out running.
I also plan on doing some ab-work and strength training everyday this week. I think I need some strength in order to feel like and active again. I will be doing the Kardio Killer workout I posted a few days ago.
I will get back to posting my daily stats at the end of the day. I think this keeps me accountable.
I hope that if I can keep this goal at the back of my mind for the next two weeks, I should be able to get firmly out of the 70’s by my birthday on the fourth of November.