Well I will quickly tell you that this last week has been so much better. I have been staying within my points, I have given up diet coke (again), and have been eating pretty clean. I did have Papa Johns Garden Fresh pizza for dinner last night because it was easy and I had the parent teacher meeting and all. But other than that I have been pretty much on track. I think I will have a decent loss coming up on Tuesday as long as I do not blow it this weekend. I will be making every effort to not over indulge on the beer and tailgate goodness. We will see how that goes.
Looking back over the last month or so I can tell you a couple of things that happened to me that caused me to stall out. Or at least things that I think contributed to me stalling out. The first is frozen box syndrome. Be it Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice or Weight Watchers, they all have these froze meals. They are pretty small in size for a guy of 300 lbs on a 6'2" frame. I have been eating those primarily for lunch over the past couple of months. I think that lead to more binges and definitely lead to an increase in sodium intake. Combine that with the fact that I had began to drink more and more diet coke and it was a recipe for disaster.
Factor two is more psychological. I was training for the 5k. I was really putting a lot of energy into that training and put my dietary concerns on the back burner. I stopped tracking my food intake and was not all that concerned. I needed fuel to run right? Well maybe if I were an elite athlete maybe, but for a guy who was just heading out to try to finish. I needed to focus on both. I to restate. I lost sight of the real goal which is to loss weight and get healthy. The 5k was awesome and I will continue to run and run in races, but I will remember that I need to keep my priorities straight.
In the coming months I will be running at least one if not 2 races before the end of the year. Both will be 5k's. I will get back to the gym and start my weight training again. I will also get reacquainted with the elliptical. Most importantly I will be tracking my food again.
On a side note-
I write this blog primarily for myself and try to make it as readable as possible for those of you who happen across it. So given that I do have a pretty loyal readership I will throw it out to you guys. Is there something you want me to discuss, a question I can answer? My readers are always great and I appreciate all of you, even you lurkers out there. :-)
If I don't see you prior to Monday, have a great weekend!