I did it. I managed to track (mostly) all week-long and I managed to step on the scale and not want to cry. I lost 4.8 lbs this week, which is pretty typical considering it’s the first week of this current endeavour. I usually lose a bigger amount the first week, then I can expect it to taper off and average out to about 1-2 lbs per week.
My goal for last week was not to drink any diet pop. As freaking hard as that was at times, I did it. I’m so effin’ proud of that because that stupid aspartame monkey on my back seemed present every time I opened the fridge. What’s different this time then the last time I stopped drinking diet pop, is that I have room mates now and I can’t ban certain things from the house. Last time, I simply stopped buying it and then it wasn’t around for me to choose from when I got thirsty. Now it’s still readily available and I’m telling you, it was tough.
My goal this week is to track everything – including Saturday and Sunday. This is where I fell down last week. I still tried to eat mind fully and carefully, but I stopped tracking. Oops. I’m trying to build/break habits one at a time. I don’t want to get overwhelmed. I would like to be close-ish to my goal weight by the time the Christmas season hits, which is a reasonable goal. I don’t want to head into the holidays with a ton of extra weight – I know there will be a small gain in December and I’d like to avoid having my weight begin with a “2” ever again.
I have some challenges this week – I’m making 240 cakepops for a friends Labour Day wedding. I know there will be cake available around every corner. I know that I will be tempted. My goal is only to sample one of the vanilla cakepops – the chocolate, due to an allergy, will not be a concern. That’s it. Wish me luck!