Okay, folks, I'm (mostly) recovered from my surgery, back to work (boo!), and back on the wagon. I've been off the wagon now for a good month or so but the party's over now. Are you dying to know how much I weigh? Because I'm dying to tell you!
237.4. Isn't that fabulous? That's only a nearly 10-pound gain since Christmas. I mean, really...couldn't have gone any better than that. [Insert eye-rolling here.]
So what did I learn? Well, I learned that I'm not as good as I think I am! I'm not anywhere close to an intuitive eater like I thought I was - I'm more of a donuts-cookies-brownies-ice cream-every-day kind of eater. I ate a lot of high fat, high calorie foods and don't think I even ate one fruit or vegetable on purpose.
I used my handy little Lose It! app on my iTouch this morning and it said that if I stick to my recommended calories per day to lose 2 pounds a week, I can be done by January. To think that I'll hit the Christmas season and be 10 pounds within my goal weight is a great incentive to just commit and quit stalling! I'm tired of dieting and I want to be finished, but I'm not going to finish until I hit my goal of 190 pounds. I have two vacations, a birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in there, so while I might not reach it exactly by January, I'll give it till February. I'm having an awesome get-together in the city with friends this spring and I want to look even more amazing than I do now. ;)
Part of the challenge before I think was my calorie intake. I usually wasn't allowing myself to have anything over 1300 calories a day...considering that we need 1200 just to be alive, I know I wasn't eating enough. No wonder I was ravenous and the came home and scarfed food out of the pantry. My LoseIt! app tells me to eat 1701 a day but I subtracted 200 for a total of 1501 a day. I think that's reasonable, and so far I don't feel hungry today. It's amazing what a little extra food can do, eh?
I'm also changing my weigh-in day back to Monday. As I mentioned here, the Friday weigh-in is a bad idea...yet somehow I still got back to it. Bad, bad idea. No more! I'm going to get back into the exercise game as well, I just have to get the green light from my surgeon. I meet with him this Wednesday so hopefully he'll have good news.
Hubs and I will still be having one dinner and one breakfast out during the week. This helps me keep my sanity and doesn't pose a problem for my weight loss. It only becomes a problem when twice a week out turns into 4 or 5 times a week. This Friday we have reservations at Rainforest Cafe - love it there!
Happy Monday, folks!