Oh dear me, I am incredibly appreciate of all of your support, tips, well wishes, etc on my weight loss post yesterday. For weeks I’ve been humming and hawing about if to post, what to post, if I should share before pictures. Like I said, it was incredibly scary for me to share those pictures so thank you for being so kind to me.
Can you honestly believe it’s August today? I couldn’t, where did July go? Oh yesssssss at the library. That’s about where August is going to go too. I am going to be hitting the books every day from today until August 19th. (Literally everyday, even at the cottage.) But this time I’m not going to let the studying take priority over my health goals. Seriously keep me to it. I still need to make time to eat well, get my workouts in, get up and off my butt often, and get some sleep. Otherwise I’m never going to see a change this month.
Here were yesterday’s efforts:
- get over 10,000 steps – CHECK
- journal my food – CHECK
Already in two days of food journaling I’ve become more mindful. It’s not like I want to write down that I ate a muffin at Starbucks because I failed to pack enough snacks for school (which had become almost routine on Tuesdays). After school last night I headed over to see some friends for a few drinks. Usually I would have a few drinks. Why not? It’s summer, we’re on the porch. But I only had one beer.
I’m sure some of you guys are thinking “have NO beer.” True that was an option. But I don’t foresee myself overhauling EVERY single calorie choice. Maybe it will come to that in the future in my weight loss efforts. For now I’m just concentrating on making better choices. One beer is better than three beers. In a month’s time, those choices will add up.
I was super hungry when I got home last night. Usually if I’m starving I have crackers and peanut butter or crackers and cheese. (Having dairy for bed makes me so sick so I have no idea why I do it.) Last night I made two scrambled eggs with nutritional yeast and cayenne pepper and had some grapes on the side.
- train / gym time – CHECK
I can’t think of another Tuesday that I’ve been to the gym this semester. It is my longest day with nine hours of classes. Yesterday morning I jumped on my bike and headed over for a quick 45 minute session. I did 15 minutes of cardio, 20 of core work, 10 of stretching. Glad I did it!
Alright, so this was a super ramble-y post wasn’t it? All of my thoughts on weight loss right now are swirling around in my head with no structure (GASP!) and I’m just spewing them out. Bear with me y’all
Snacking at night? Do you do it, what do you eat?