Starting weight (13/06/11): 174.6lbs
Last week’s weight (13/06/11): 174.6lbs
Current weight (20/06/11): 170.2lbs
Loss this week: 4.4lbs
Loss to date: 4.4lbs
Food & drink
My eating for Monday to Saturday was great. I tended to have eggs for breakfast, some kind of salad for lunch, and then a meat with veg for dinner. Saturday night we had friends over for a BBQ, and I just had a chicken kebab and a burger (without the bun) with salad. I did have 3 glasses of wine and 2 beers though (oops).
I was naughty on Sunday – I met friends for a pub lunch and there were no low-carb options. I ordered the roast beef, which came with mixed veg, potatoes and gravy. I ate the beef, the cauliflower and treated myself to one potato – they looked so good. The rest of the day was good food-wise, but I am frustrated with myself for caving in so easily.
Overall, I am happy with my choices but definitely need to work on my discipline. Perhaps I need to avoid socialising (or at least socialising revolving around food and drink) until I have more self-control.
I have been for three runs this week – Monday, Thursday and Sunday. I ran 4.1km, 3.4km and 4.6km respectively. I was able to run non-stop for the first two, but had to briefly walk for 30 seconds or so in Sunday’s run, which I think is because I was a bit hungover and dehydrated from the night before. It was really interesting to see how alcohol directly weakened my body. I will definitely be more conscious of the link between drinking and my health in the future (although with all the hangovers I’ve had in my life, you’d have thought I’d have learned by now!).
I am happy with my loss this week. It’s not an earth-shattering loss, but it’s healthy. My experience has definitely been that the faster weight comes off, the faster and easier it comes back on again, so I will be taking it slow and steady – like my running style!
Next week is going to be tough, as from Friday morning to Sunday night I’m out of town to Margaret River, which is a wine region, filled with amazing gourmet restaurants. It’s a foodie paradise. I am going to need to stay focused, and be extra good for the start of the week so that I can afford to indulge a tiny bit when I’m away. Fortunately, when this weekend is finished, there will be no major distractions to my weight loss over the next couple of months.
Next week I am hoping to up the distance of my runs… I’ve got to be able to run 12km in 10 weeks time, eek!