Alright - I'll admit a little dissappointment.
0.2 pounds lost is nothing really. But by the same token - I'm still going in the right direction. The key here is to analyze last week - figure out where I went wrong - and fix it this week.
So here are my mistakes:
1) No walking/jogging at all. This is probably the biggest. I know that early morning exercise (even if it is just 10 minutes) really gets the metabolism working and sets me up for a calorie burning day. This week - at least three days. (Although not this morning - man oh man is my body sore and painful after yesterday)
2) No food I haven't prepared and/or purchased in advance. Last week I ate a lot of "borderline" stuff - preprepared salads, restaurant salads, etc. And found out - those Chicken Caesar Pitas I get at 7-11? Yeah - 730 calories just for that. YIKES. That stops this week. If I'm out and need something - it's a 200-300 calorie meal replacement bar - or better yet - a bottle of water.
3) Less grazing while cooking. I'm terrible at this. As I cook - I have a chip or two here - a piece of turkey while I make a sandwich - etc. And I don't hold myself accountable for it. It's something I have to really be aware of.
And I think if I really focus - I can push for some dramatic end of month results. I don't know if I can come close to matching last month's 14.7 (I'd need to lose seven pounds this week - seems unlikely) - but to paraphrase one of the eigth graders I was with on that ropes course yesterday - "I'm sure as heck gonna try!"
Thank you all for your support. I love you all more than you know. And I will not let you down.
Main Street Awaits.