Good news on the weight front: I weighed in at 265 tonight.
I decided I should know what I am dealing with since the last two weeks were pretty bad. I went for the late-night weigh-in because I don’t mind the higher numbers at night. After all, I am guaranteed to lose at least a pound in my sleep. I figure I will be about 264 on Friday, exactly where I was two weeks ago.
Here’s the lesson: You can erase two kinda shitty weeks with five good eating days and three trips to the gym. Sounds like a pointer to take when I am simply trying to maintain my weight in a few months.
I am happy with that number because it could have been much worse. I was envisioning 270-something, and gearing up for a little self-hate session, but none of that tonight.
This week has been pretty damn good as far as eating goes. This was much needed after last week. Mentally, I am in line, which is always important. As far as I can see, I won’t get tripped up anytime soon. However, we can’t predict the future, and it doesn’t seem to take much more than a really bad day to get me going.
I am working on that.
I am currently pondering whether I want to take an off-day this weekend. It might thwart some progress, but it also might be valuable. Perhaps it will alleviate some pressure from trying to make a big push in May. Obviously the Perfect May probably isn’t going to happen. I really shouldn’t make myself miserable as I head down the home stretch. I just don’t think that does me any good, and it could make for a much harder fall than I want.
One thought comes to mind. I am now the owner of The Biggest Loser Cookbook, a purchase I made thinking about a future of low-calorie meals. Perhaps I should play around with that a little bit (even though I can’t cook, it might definitely be time to learn) and I can incorporate it into my off day in order to minimize the negative effects. Actually, that would probably be a great idea. I’ll let you know what happens on Monday.
The news today is that The Fortress is not crumbling. I am still 25 pounds away from my goal. Now, if I can only get past the fact that I was 25 pounds away a month ago, then I think I will be okay with that.
I should go now. It’s getting late, and I have to get up relatively early to get to the gym Friday morning.