First off I made my goal this week of loosing enough weight to make it to my 10lb marker! Thank goodness, but boy was it a challenge. Because I was in Baltimore for five days I was eating on the go often. With stops it ended up being about a seven hour drive so at least one of my main meals was on the road. Before I started this weight loss program I was definitely one for the drive-thru, so it was really hard to drive for seven hours and pass every fast food drive-thru chain about ten times on the way down and back. I made it a point of only stopping once so that I wouldn’t have the temptation to stop frequently for food. I also stuck to grilled options and optional sides instead of French fries and fried options.
When I finally got to my destination, the only things I struggled with were alcohol and snacking. The main meals were pretty healthy and I even made dinner one night to ensure I was eating on plan. But, for someone that does not drink often a glass of wine or a couple beers every night was a lot. I also found myself more hungry than usual. I try all day, when I am on a normal schedule, to snack healthily about every two hours. This stabilizes my hunger and probably boosts my metabolism at the same time. However, I guess I didn’t not bring enough snacks with me because I really only ate the three main meals of the day and found myself getting antsy in between.
One other disadvantage was not having my stationary bike to ride nightly. We did end up getting a bit of walking in between the DC Zoo and the Harbor, but I find myself really unmotivated to get back on now that I am home. Blahh!
Overall I had a really great time seeing one of my best friends and new sites, and I must not have done too badly if I made my goal! My only goal this week is to exercise daily. I need to push myself to get back into the routine before I lose the willpower.
Until next week…
Jamie Lee :0)
Week 4 (10/18/10)
Weigh-in: 347.2 lbs
Loss of: 1.8 lbs
Total Loss: 10 lbs