Well, I have to admit that this week was easier and harder all the same, but my weekly weight loss continues!
It was easier because Howard and I have done this plan before and been successful. We know what works for us and we know what we need to do. This time; however, we have life and time challenges. With Kindergarten, homework, Howard’s new job and one vehicle, we find ourselves running out of time in the day to plan and eat the way we should.
Both of us noticed that this week we were feeling a little run down and more tired than we are used to with this eating plan. Once we realized that we were not eating meals and just snacking it all made sense. We feed our boy meals and keep him motivated at school, but planning a high protein meal with veggies has become more challenging.
Howard works a lot of late shifts with his new job, sometimes not getting off work until 9pm. His lunch hour is around 4pm and he doesn’t want that to be his last meal of the day so he snacks on high protein, but doesn’t get a full meal. It’s not good for his body to eat after 9pm so sometimes he will just have another snack before bedtime. I think I see some aggressive meal planning in our future and I’m not used to being the one to plan meals.
Despite our challenges, we still had a great 2nd week!
I lost 5.6 lbs this week!
Howard lost 5.8 lbs! He was a little bummed because at his size he expects to have double digit losses every week. My 5.6 is great for my body and ensures that I am losing at a slow enough pace that I should be able to keep it off (as long as we don’t reintroduce chocolate and ice cream back into our daily routine).
Speaking of chocolate and sweets, they are my downfall. I feel like I should get double kudos this week because I had a craving for a chocolate chip muffin (for breakfast) and TWO people brought donuts to work this week! I didn’t touch anything off the plan so I’m totally proud of that, but I have to convince myself that a leftover donut (on the day after weigh-in when I have an entire week to recover) is not going to taste as good as a good loss next week will feel.
So, as I get ready for the end of the day and a good night’s rest (yes, I’m writing this at night to post in the morning) I’m extremely proud of the challenges that we overcame this week. I’m preparing myself for a new week of eating right, feeling better, and making my boy happy as we become a more active and healthy family.
Speaking of high protein, check out this #Fall4Beef Twitter Party that I’m cohosting next week and RSVP now!