Sunday, March 21, 2010

Turbulence Training - Day 84 of 84

So this is it, my last day of Turbulence Training. I weighed in at 130 pounds, down 9 from my start weight. Before you go get all excited about my 9 pound loss, remember that my start weight was 12 pounds above my post-P90X low, so I am still 3 pounds up. It's all good, though. I have learned a lot in the last three months. I will take my 130 pounds and be happy. I've accepted that I am not going to lose quickly. My inability to stay on a strict diet hinders that and that is okay. I'll get there. A few months ago, my step-daughter gave me some clothes she'd outgrown. I tried on about half of them today and everything I picked out of the bag, I could put on and button/zip. Some of the material is stretchy but the jeans (mostly size 5/6) look pretty good. Those will be my success meter this year. When I can wear those without any weird body shifting, I will know I've made goal.

The plan for the next two weeks is this: 3 days a week, I'm going to do some exercises on my suspension trainer, 2 days a week I will do some kind of cardio (probably Turbo, but I'd like to get into Tae Bo again), 1 day a week do some yoga and Wii stuff for fun. The third week is tricky, as I will be in New York. I'm taking my suspension trainer with me, but my travel schedule will probably only let me get in 2 workouts. Well, if I exercise on Easter (and there's no reason not to), I can get in 3 workouts with it, and probably 3 days of cardio (I'll probably bring Cardio Party 3 with me). I'd also like to do some walking. My inlaws live in the country, so there are long, lovely roads to walk and breathe in the scent of horse and cow manure.

I'm still undecided on my food for the trip. I want to bring some of my own stuff (like quinoa and bulgur and oatmeal) but I don't know if I should just bring a few portions (like, enough quinoa to make a quinoa & bean salad) or just bring my whole package and my scale. My son wants me to make some granola protein bars and pumpkin carrot muffins for the trip. I will probably do that, as well as make some mini meals for me to eat along the way. It's a 12 hour drive and I make the trip at night to avoid heavy traffic. I also want to stick to Meatless Monday while I'm there. This is definitely going to require planning, but I also need to be flexible. My mother-in-law is planning her traditional Easter dinner. Portion control? Let's hope so. I won't be able to count points all that well that day. I will just do my best, and forget the rest, as Tony says. Maybe I'll forget that I ate Easter candy or something, too.


shrimp & cheese [2 pts] omelet w/ onion, green pepper & picante sauce, light English muffin w/ reduced sugar jelly [1 pt]

apple & yogurt

sloppy joes; I had mine on a slice of extra fiber bread [1 pt]

Lots of junk I haven't listed. Well not lots, but I definitely was not good today :( I hate screwing up and not knowing how much I've actually eaten. Without a reference point, I have a harder time staying on plan. If I hadn't lost count of my points earlier in the week, I know damn well I would not have eaten the junk food I did today. I don't know why I do this to myself.

20 ounces of water and various other "calorie free" drinks. Well, except for the milk in my iced coffees.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Great job, Becky! 9 lbs. is nothing to sneeze at. And anyone who knows anything about losing weight knows that the smaller you are, the harder it is to lose those last few stubborn pounds. You've also stumbled a couple times this week but you are cognizant of it and realize that it isn't worth it. I have no doubt that you're going to lose those last few pounds. Just keep plugging away. :)