After a couple of months of being pretty lazy, I'm ready to get back to basics and lose some more weight. I'll admit that I have been slacking on the diet - not gaining, but not losing very much - and the exercise has been pretty hit-or-miss (with the emphasis on the "miss" more often), and I've gotten away with it, but this isn't where I want to be, so it's time to get busy!
We visited our sons in Denton over the weekend, where we tailgated and ate like crazy and had a great time. Oh, and went to the football game, where "UNT actually scored" (direct quote from the sports guy on the local news later that night)! Combine the weekend's eats, along with some stress eating Thursday and Friday due to insane work events, and I have to say that last night, I was overly full and ready to go back to "normal" eating. Interesting how I now define normal eating as low-calorie, healthy foods...oh how the times have changed!
So. Today I got back on my Wii Fit and did 30 minutes of step-aerobics. I had a 280 calorie lunch and drank a ton of water. Raw veggies will be in the fridge tonight for snacking, and I'm going to Lean Cuisine it for dinners. The weather is gorgeous (there is nothing like October in Texas!) and I'm going to ride my bike (her name is Ipoholo, which means Sweet Ride in Hawaiian) before it gets dark. Repeat through Wednesday, then shake it on Thursday and Friday (my long work days), with LC for dinner, but no exercise because I'm not getting up early to do it and I'll just want to crawl into bed when I finally get home those nights. Not an excuse...I just know me and what I will and realistically won't do.
Interesting thing about the number on the scale - I let WeeFee (my Wii Fit - yes, I named her, too!) weigh me this morning and I am down a total of 43 pounds since I started this diet in May...but I feel like my face doesn't look as thin as it did a couple of months ago. I'm not going to lie...I am in this to look good, as well as feel good and be healthy. Shallow as it sounds, it's true. Whatever. It motivates me. As does reading all the weight-loss blogs I've found - it's been great to read about other dieters and what they are doing to achieve their goals.