06 March 2016

72 days

For the past 72 days I have been logging my food, weighing myself daily, taking measurements and pictures weekly. In that time I have lost 7 pounds and I have not been as strict as I should be. I have a daily goal for my fat/carbs/protein determined by my coach. I have not stuck to those numbers as closely as I would like to and still I've lost some weight. I would like need to lose more. But I have learned a whole lot in the past 72 days.

  • Eating a lot of protein, more than I think I need, really makes me feel good
  • Eating well makes me sleep well
  • Eating well gives me energy 
  • Eating well helps keep my mood up
  • Eating well just makes me feel good, really, really good

These are more than enough reasons to stick with the plan and eat well. Feeling good, sleeping good, having energy, yup more than enough reasons. But yet there are days when I don't eat well. I'm not sure why exactly, but I don't. For example, Friday night I was really, really tired. We had gone to a Santana concert on Thursday and I didn't get to bed until almost midnight. So Friday I was tired and by Friday night I was exhausted. I stopped at the store on the way home and got popcorn, nutter butters, and oreos. I at most of the nutter butters and a couple oreos. Oh, I also got a pint of ben and jerry's. Saturday, yesterday, I was still a little tired and really just wanted to lay around the house all day. But I got up and went to Crossfit for the open. I came home and had chicken and potatoes for breakfast. Never had any lunch and ended up eating popcorn and cookies. Had dinner, which was okay, and then had ben and jerry's later. Ugh!!! There was no reason for any of that except that I felt like it. Yuck.

So, my goal for this week is to stick to my eating plan. I don't have anything going on this week so it should be pretty easy to stick to it. I do have to make sure of a couple of things though. I have to ask Hubby what we will be having for dinner each night. I can plan my food perfectly during the day and then he has something for dinner that throws everything off. So I need to ask about that. I also need to plan the night before. Instead of getting up in the morning and trying to plan my food for the day, I need to do it the night before. This serves a couple of purposes. First, I get it done when I'm strong and not when I'm tired and easily influenced by cookies. Second, I have more time at night than I do in the morning. Third, getting it done the night before frees up some time to workout in the morning. Fourth, I can sleep in a little bit if my food is all prepared. Boom. Really good reasons to do it, so I'm going to do it.

So this week; hit my macros everyday and plan food the night before. Okay, off to Costco to make sure I have food to plan with.

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