Will catch up with you all eventually. Went grocery shopping today - all healthy. Still very tired and haven't yet unpacked.
Not going near the scale for a couple of weeks. I see the change in the shape of my body. Not nearly as toned and firm as it was when I left on trip. I got on my sister's scale and it didn't increase by much. Sister suggested I'd lost muscle which was true. Doesn't take long does it!? We did a lot of walking but that just isn't enough. The first week I was there I did a really good workout at my son's gym using weights and then cardio. Once. Most clothes are now too tight.
Ugandan daughter has invited herself and her boss to come visit next week for 3 days. Challenge.
Confessing some of the things I ate/drank: lobster, Mexican food, lots of Panera bagels, Chinese, steaks, 5 Guys Burgers, pizza 4 or 5 times, LOTS of different kinds of beers. Some wine.
I was away in the US for 5 weeks and my intentions were to post here every day. Obviously never happened. Usually I was just too busy, but I should have checked in weekly. Anyway, I was NOT good. I enjoyed myself very much but I'll be paying for it now. I only got in one good gym and serious muscle workout so my muscles feel like they have dissolved. No point in getting on the scale as I've lost muscle and gained fat, so it won't be an accurate reflection.
Just arrived today, so tomorrow it's grocery shopping, calories and workouts.
Umpqua and Thinkpositive, we did make it to Mystic Seaport and loved it! No chance to meet up with anyone as we didn't realize we actually needed two days to properly see the Seaport and the area.
Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!
Scale still creeping downward. If I kept up all this activity and low calories for much longer I'd collapse from exhaustion! That's 3 bike rides, 4 days at the gym, home muscle workouts, one more day tomorrow and that's it till my trip. I was really pouring the sweat today with my cardio workout at the gym. No muscle work today but will do all of it after the gym tomorrow. Need to wash and pack a gym outfit.
I'm trying to figure out how to keep myself motivated while I'm away. Usually on holidays I'll be good for a short time and then I'll think f*** it, I want to enjoy myself and eat and drink whatever I like. Result: big weight gain. Maybe try to remind myself of how hard I've worked and what happened when I slipped up.
B: porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
L: oatcakes and low fat cheddar, yogurt, strawberries, peach
Lost a wee bit more! I might just make it to 137 before I go! That's the weight where I start to feel good - I can feel that my waist is getting small at that weight. We expect our friends to invite us to dinner before we go but we'll just have to tell them no thanks.