Yesterday was weigh-in day, and I’m happy to report that I lost one pound. I’ll update the total on my weight-loss log later today, but this loss brings me to 107 pounds. I’m flying out next Thursday which means I’ll miss a few weeks of weigh-ins, but I have a plan. I’ll weigh myself where Sean usually weighs in, and that scale will be my unofficial guide while I’m away.
I travel pretty often, and I usually come back lighter than I was when I left. But I’ll be away for almost three weeks, and it is important to stay on track. In order to do that I will have to create a strategy because there are so many places I want to eat while I’m back in Oklahoma!
Seriously folks…New York offers the best Italian food, incredible Thai food, etc. But Oklahoma has the best BBQ! And the burgers…oh my..Johnny’s serves the best burgers and onion rings I’ve ever eaten. Charlie’s Chicken is also out of this world. Their chicken chunks and mashed potatoes are almost as good as my mom’s. There’s also Chick-fil-a. What can I say? Yummy! And I cannot forget Marble Slab Creamery. I wouldn’t call myself an ice cream fanatic (though maybe I should in light of my new obsession with the 150 calorie cone.) But when I walk into ‘the slab’, uh, there’s an ice cream named after me. I think I’ll just leave it at that. 😉
How will I enjoy these rich, delicious foods I love while continuing to move forward in my weight loss efforts? I’ll think about what I eat before I eat it. I’ll track my food intake just as I would if I were here in New York. I’ll enjoy a bacon cheeseburger, but I’ll eat half instead of a whole one. I’ll eat vegetables and lean protein throughout the day so I can feel satisfied before sitting down to eat ribs. And when I do enjoy the ribs I’ll eat one, maybe two…and remind myself that the next one would taste the same. I’ll have a baked potato and corn on the cob on the side…I’ll eat a salad first, and I’ll drink a couple glasses of water before I go near my dinner plate.
If you’ve read my blog for long then you know that I value working out on vacation as much as I do when I’m at home. I am a firm believer in myself and the healthy habits I’ve formed since I began this journey to a healthier self. And I’ve talked about eating “portion controlled garbage” more than a couple of times. I’ll eat healthy foods the majority of the time, spacing out the heavier meals that I want to eat while I’m away. I’ll increase my exercise on those days. And when I do eat those meals, I’ll eat one serving rather than clearing my plate. I’ll supplement with vegetables and while grains, and I’m confident I’ll come back to New York weighing less than I did when I left.
Now that I’ve drawn out my weight-loss strategy, I should probably work on a plan for packing. May I just say that packing for a three week trip is daunting?! If only it were as easy as planning my food intake and exercise. Oh well, I guess I can’t have everything. 😉 I better get to work..
One last thing…I drank 11 glasses of water yesterday. It was a light day for H2O, and I definitely felt the difference in my level of satisfaction. I felt hungry more yesterday than I have on any other day of this challenge. I’ll drink more today…definitely!
Who has exciting plans for the weekend?!