Down 4.4 this week, bringing the total to 23.4 pounds in 7 weeks. Whew!
Going to stay focused, but am going to enjoy a few ice cold shandys on my paddle down the Charles River tomorrow. A gorgeous day, old friends and a trusty boat totally call for it.
I think I have been neglecting my check-ins, mostly because they’re not that exciting!
Program update: According to the “official” records, I’m down 19 pounds. I’d love to break the 20 barrier at next week’s weigh-in. I have consumed too many beers over the last few days, but (and this isn’t a justification, merely a sign of re-focus) drinking HASN’T resulted in poor food choices. Last night, my delicious Narragansett Shandys (one hundred gazillion times better on tap) washed down a 12oz sirloin and broccoli, even though I had my eye on the fried clams. I’m in Maine visiting family this weekend and they are so supportive of my efforts. We had a couple Yuenglings, but topped it off with some awesome broiled trout and a tossed salad. Perfect.
The weather kind of sucks up here, but we’re going to try and get a hike in. I hope the weather allows. I’m also going to start that 30 days of abs and guns deal that’s making its way around Facebook.
And there you have it!
After being anxious all day, I made it justintime for the 5:30 weigh in. Fact: the worst road in America is Massachusetts Route 9. I was bobbin and weaving through traffic for my very important date with Bonnie’s scale. I told her I didn’t have high hopes because last week I ate well and the scale sucked, but this week my food wasn’t totally on point. She said “Well, you must have done something right because you’re down 2.2”
"More vodka!!!!", I said.
Then I got a cautionary lecture on getting into bad habits because the scale agreed one week. I had to assure her I was kidding - she doesn’t really know me that well.
More protein shakes!!!!
I was down a mere .6 pounds last week. Not happy about that. My food was on point, although I did add a couple vodka/seltzers into the program. I also don’t have high hopes for this week because I had a food mishap last night. I can’t go backwards, can only go forwards. So, I am down 15.2 pounds, I’d like to be down at least 20 by the time this is all said and done. This is the halfway point. A brief roadblock. Gearing up to crush the second half of this challenge. Stay tuned.