ok so we skipped about two weeks of bestself2015 updates. but now i’m back and ready to hop back on track with the healthy train.
remember how i said while i was gone my goal was to taste everything not inhale everything. while there were times that i did…. (gelato 3x a day) i did pretty good. i managed to only put on 4lbs while in europe. lets be clear, any addition is not good but considering my diet consisted of bread, cheese, pasta, wine and gelato i’d say we are in the clear.
however now that i am home my body wants to reset itself and get back to eating a healthy balance of the cheese bread pasta wine and maybe even some gelato. maybe not 3x a day. (honestly if you would have seen how beautiful and how many flavors there were to choose from.. you would have too) don’t judge me. ok you can a little.
so while i was half comatose on the plane rides i read the daniel plan (almost finished). i’m thinking i might give it a whirl. a few other gal pals at work read it while i was gone too and we are going to have a little accountability group.
i know i said before vacation i had hit a plateu i had maintained a solid 10-15lb weight loss (only 10 with my return trip from europe). but i’m ready to pick up the ball and run with it again. i feel like sometimes weightloss journeys are more steps than a stead incline. do you know what i mean? sometimes we need to stop, maintain, and then keep going. i’m ready to keep going again.
here are my three main challenges:
TIME: i keep myself busy ESPECIALLY in the summer. i need to clear the deck to make time to plan, prepare and execute.
EXERCISE: it’s summer you guys! i don’t want to check in to the gym! so i need to find some activities (other than gardening) that i can do outside and that i enjoy so i keep at them.
FOOD: sigh. i love food. i love the way a room temperature creamy cheese smothers itself on hot salty bread or fresh strawberry sauce sliding over a nice peak of homemade vanilla ice cream. STOP (slap slap) focus. food. i need to start counting ‘er up again. i have no control with portion control (that would make a great t shirt). i need to start monitoring again. I know how many times have i said that. this time it’s for real.