Autumn has arrived! Which means that life is back to normal – school’s in, my schedule is busy, and obligations abound. But I won’t use those as excuses to slack on my goals. The great thing about fall is that the weather is cooler and there are no holidays or other social commitments to derail me from strictly adhering to my food and workout plan. I’m determined that fall 2012 will be when I achieve my pre-surgery weight loss goal. Since weekday mornings are hectic, I’m moving my weigh-in day to Sunday. Sundays are the perfect day to weigh in because I don’t have any other morning obligations and can focus on my weight loss. Plus, Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend. Throughout the fall, I’ll be giving Sunday progress updates called Fabulous Fall Weigh-Ins.
Week 9 on JC flew by – I was busy with work and spent quite a bit of time after work helping friends. Once again, it was nice to have the Jenny Craig plan, because I was able to just live life and not have to be overly concerned about what I was going to eat. I’ve been really appreciating that JC takes the guesswork out of it.
This morning I weighed in at 294.8. This is a loss of 2.4 lbs this week, and a total loss of 20.2. Which means I have 13.8 pounds to go to reach the pre-surgery requirement. The end is totally in sight!! Finally hitting a milestone weight loss (20 lbs!!!) gave me an incredible boost this morning. It’s fantastic to be able to string a bunch of losses together and see something significant like this.
This next week brings the dieting challenge of Thanksgiving. I’ve decided that I’m going to enjoy the day – I’m going to eat all the foods my family and I prepare and enjoy a couple of glasses of wine. It’s only one day, which is why the day before and the day after Thanksgiving (when I’m lucky enough to be off of work), I’ll be putting in big workouts to mitigate Thursday’s feast. I’m going to do my own version of a sprint triathlon – 10 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the bike, and 30 minutes of swimming. (A true sprint tri has a 5K run, a 20K bike, and 750 meters of swimming, but I need to work up to those numbers). I’m actually looking forward pushing myself to do a workout like that on Wednesday and Friday.
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!