100 days… triple digits… nearly 1/3rd of a year down. I can’t help but be motivated, excited and proud of what I’ve done over the past 100 days, and yet I still feel disappointed. I was hoping by this point of the year to feel comfortable enough to take my shirt off to go swimming (ain’t gonna happen), or wear some of my when-I’m-not-as-fat shirts that I have in the closet (nope) or maybe even be closer to my goal than I am now. But I also know that while 100 days seems like a lot, it’s really only been about 3 months. And 56 pounds in 3 months is probably a lot more than most people would lose. At the standard 2 pounds per week, I should be down only around 28 pounds, so I’ve doubled that and should be satisfied. Maybe it’s the last 4 weeks of stagnation that is wearing me down. Perhaps I should focus on big picture in this situation instead of recent events. But I’ll quit being a Debbie Downer, now. I’m still on the move, still on the bandwagon, not getting off due to my expectations being higher than they should be.
So Tuesday wasn’t (as I expected it wouldn’t be) nearly as boring as Monday. I don’t think I did much of anything different, but the fact that it wasn’t Monday made it so much better. Went to the gym and did some HIIT and walking along with some jogging. I’ve decided I need to actually try running a 5K on the treadmill as well as on the ground before I do these races in September, so over the next few weeks I’ll probably be bitching about that. I got lots of steps in (over 16,000) and burned some massive calories while eating delicious food all the same.
This experiment of eating at only a 500 calorie deficit is tougher than I thought. I tend to just eat normal through the day and then have to use protein powder or something to make up the calories at the end, then I feel stuffed, then I feel bloated. But I only have a few more days left before I know if I need to adjust things up, down or keep them where they were before. Here’s hoping the last few weeks were a fluke and I still lose a pound or so this week so I can go back to normal.
Breakfast – 3 egg/3 egg white omelet with turkey
Snacks – Jerky and popcorn
Lunch – Salsa Chicken
Dinner – Chicken Bake
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran and a few Fig Newtons
An hour of walking at work
4.53 miles on the treadmill including HIIT, jogging and walking