Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August Plan

I'm back into the routine. I'm not so happy about it, but here I am. I have 3 1/2 more weeks of working full-time and right after Labor Day, I start the part time gig. I'm looking forward to not having so much of my life being sucked out of me every single day. Sitting at this place 8 hours a day is not a good thing for me.

I stepped on the scale this morning and ta-da! It still showed the same number as a week ago when I left on vacation. So all in all, not bad. Vacations have been a good excuse for an eating free for all and this time I feel as though I made smarter choices. We were able to eat in a lot, which helped, since we were staying at a friend's vacation home most of the time and when we did go out, I opted for leaner, healthier meals. That's not to say I didn't want the delicious sounding blue cheese, walnut and pear pizza drizzled with balsamic reduction sauce but I just held back and had the grilled blackened chicken sandwich. And yes, just for good measure, I did sneak a slice of The Little Miss' cheese pizza.

Over the next few weeks, I want to be really diligent and see if I can lose a few more pounds in August. And there's a good reason for it. While on vacation, I got a call from my BFF and she and her (super over possessive, creepy boyfriend) are coming out for a quick visit at the end of the month. She lives on the East Coast and I haven't seen her for about a year, way too long in my book but none-the-less, they've bought airline tickets and are heading West. Last time I saw her I was about 20 pounds heavier and not feeling good about myself at all. Ideally, I'd like to lose 5 pounds by the time she gets here but for me, that's a lot. Regardless, here's my plan for the month and I'll shoot high and see what happens:

Walk 3 times M-F and at least one LONG walk on Saturday or Sunday
Be extra diligent in my calorie intake and watch how much I eat
Eat slowly and deliberately
Stop eating before I am full
No sugar
Lots of water

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8 comments:

Tony said...

"Be extra diligent in my calorie intake and watch how much I eat
Eat slowly and deliberately
Stop eating before I am full
No sugar
Lots of water"

Lol--that's everything I need to work on. Glad to hear that going on vacation didn't make the scale go up.

Mark Salinas said...

Not bad...keep busy, stay strong!

Lora said...

There's nothing like the incentive of seeing someone you haven't seen in some time to help you shed a few pounds!

You can do it :-)

Sagan Morrow said...

I do enjoy a good routine:)

Thats so exciting that you'll get to see your best friend after all this time!

Christa said...

I've been away so I want to comment on your last few blogs:

1. WOW on the vacation itinerary--that was a lot to pack in but sounds great!

2. Adjusting to your body and how it will change as you age is something I think we all struggle with--you aren't alone :)

3. I admire your dedication and focus--you inspire me and that's the truth.

MizFit said...

BIG SUCCESS with the vacation.
with the making smarter choices.

KUDOS TO YOU as vay cays---no matter whether you can eat in or not---are HARD.

Miz.

Manuela said...

Good luck with the plan--I don't think I could give up on the sugar though. Too hard!

If I could afford it I'd love to work only part-time. You'll love it and all the extra things you'll be able to do.

Alli said...

OMG that pizza sounds divine!!!