For the last several months I have been spoiled. For well over a year, I have been maintaining my 60+ pound weight loss without much effort. I could eat as much as 2200+ calories a day, which, for me, meant lots of chocolate and candy sneaked in between healthy meals. I think the main reason this did not result in weight gain was because I’ve been running 20+ miles per week.
So earlier this month I went overboard on eating while on a trip in NY (so many gluten free options!), and I finally gained a few pounds too many. Its not the end of the world, but it is enough to wake me up and get me back on track.
So this week, I’m going to shake things up. Here is the plan.
Starting tomorrow, each day I will:
- eat 1650 calories (or less) each day of healthy food, minimizing use of processed and packaged.
- track calories in fitday
- keep up exercise routine (running 20 miles per week)
I will also try to remember to take pics, and then during the week (or at the latest by the end of the week) I will post the results here on my blog.
I am superstitious and afraid of failing publicly, so I am not usually one to declare my commitments to the world. This is quite a big step for me!
Other than this, what else is going on with me? Pretty big news in fact. I will finish my MBA in July – finally! I am currently in the last full quarter of the program, and will finish this class in June. I will do the commencement before I’m done in May. Then, I’m going to China in June!! This is a 2 week trip for the last class in my MBA program. I don’t know how I will eat gluten free while I’m in a country that uses soy sauce the way Americans use salt, but we’ll see. If anyone has ideas please let me know!
It will be so fantastic to finish. Such a huge achievement. I’ve been in the program taking one class at a time for FOUR (4!) years!!!! As much as I will be glad to be done, I am sad to lose what has become such an important part of my life. I’ve met some great people and I’m sad I won’t see them anymore.