I’d already eaten 1,875 calories worth of junk food when I published yesterday’s post. Although it was already more than my new calorie goal (and my old calorie goal), I managed to avoid adding any more calories to it before bed, so I’m considering that a win.
I also made it to the gym as planned when we finally got home. I honestly didn’t think I would want to go – I don’t like working out in the evenings, and I usually feel pretty lazy by the time dinner rolls around; but I felt so gross from overeating all weekend that I found myself actually looking forward to it. I felt like I needed it to feel better. It definitely helped, but it also messed with my sleep. Lesson learned: evening workouts and sleep do not mix (for me).
Final step count: 15,242
I submitted my first weigh-in for DietBet this morning: 130 lbs. It was approved pretty quickly and I was assigned a target weight of 126.1 lbs by October 3rd.
I also kinda, sorta, signed up for a one-month bet with a 4% weight loss goal, so my target weight for that one is 124.8 lbs by October 1st. I may have been a tad ambitious in signing up for the second bet, but it’s too late. I’m committed.
Now comes the hard stuff though: sticking to my calorie goal. I’ve been trying to come up with easy ways to cut calories and avoid overeating. I’ve decided to give up my nightly cocktail; and if I do decide to have a drink with dinner, I’m only having one. I’m also trying to do better about drinking more water throughout the day. Other than that, I’m sort of just relying on sheer willpower. It’s an awful plan, but I can’t really think of anything else at the moment. Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Current step total: 5,232
Current step goal streak: 3 days Previous step goal streak: 2 days Longest step goal streak: 13 days