I have a confession. I have gained 7 pounds since January.
And for a while I tried to brush it off as water weight, too much salt, that time of the month…but it’s time to face the music. These 7 pounds are not going away on their own. I’m chalking it up largely to Journey’s where in January I joined the mug club. Coincidence? I think not. In hindsight, joining a club where I regularly get 20oz drinks was probably not the healthiest choice to make. I don’t even drink 20oz coffees hahah. Beyond Journey’s I’d say I’ve been enjoying a few more desserts than necessary – I mean, 1 cookie is ok but 5? Or how about the night I ate a pint of Ben & Jerry’s? Yes, you read that right, a PINT!
And normally this time of the year I’d be like Chris, training for Hood to Coast, and would be running my butt off so the extra calories wouldn’t be that much of an issue. But I’m not training for HTC and my cardio has been nowhere near as intense as it normally is this time of the year. So you add it all up and 7 pounds doesn’t no seem like a shocker. Actually I kind of feel lucky it’s only that much.
So what am I going to do about it? Lose it. That’s what. By cutting out cookies/brownies/cake/ice cream and any other sort of dessert. I’m also giving up chips and crackers. Those are my downfall. I can polish off a bag of chips like you wouldn’t believe. And alcohol. No more ciders. Period. And as of August 1st no more beer (I’m going to Sun River next week and will be going to some of the best breweries around, I’m being realistic). I’m still on the fence about wine. I don’t love it like I love beer and cider so it’s not as much as a trigger point for me. For now I’m just going to say I’ll cut back. I’ll reevaluate in a few weeks and see where I’m at.
My 2 year anniversary is September 11th and I had big plans to weigh the same then as I did on my wedding date but at this point, that doesn’t seem super realistic but we’ll see. It’s always good to have a goal.
So what did I do today towards that goal? I ran a super-slow 4.5 miles and did not eat the chips in the cupboard after I got home from work when I really wanted them. And I had this delicious dinner.
Anyone else want to join me in my renewed focus on food? I’m always up for buddies to help keep my accountable :)