Last weekend I drove 8 hours to return to my old home in the southern California mountains to take my wilderness medicine course. Meals have been a little tricky since I didn't plan them specifically and I've been going back and forth on where I'm sleeping each night. Also last week I was dependent on the food that was fed to me (the groups I work with feed me since I literally don't have enough time to cook for myself AND be in charge of a group of 7th graders 24/7). Overall good food choices have been kind of hard to find. But something hopefully worked a little bit.
Current Weight: 210.4 lbs
I ended up losing exactly one pound last week. I was hoping to lose 2-3 lbs but since my meal choices have been limited I'm actually quite happy with this result. A small loss is better than no loss at all!
Last week I started doing more walk/jogs. I had a goal to walk/jog 10 miles in a week and I achieved it by Thursday. This was perfect because the second I traveled to my course I haven't been able to work out at all. I've been keeping track of my calories for the most part and trying to keep between 1200-1600 calories.
Here are the results:
Mon: 1,301 calories
I dropped the ball in the middle of the week, but I've noticed I usually forget or don't feel comfortable tracking my meals on the days I overeat. I don't think I over ate too much last week but I specifically remember being very interested in graham crackers and doing little taste tests on cookies and what not. So I'm not too surprised at not being able to lose as much weight this week.
I'm definitely left a little hungry eating at 1200-1600 calories since I've grown re-accustomed to eating more than 2,000 calories a day. But it's ok. Most of the time I know it's just that my body is used to me eating until I'm stuffed and not just when I'm satisfied. I'll learn to get used to this.
My goal again is to keep my 1200-1600 calorie range. I made this range broader than I used to because I know that restricting myself too much triggers a frustrating binge when I go over. This is a nice range that I can maintain relatively well.
My other goal is to try again and get to 208 lbs by next Monday. I'm sticking to losing 2 lbs a week. If I can keep a 1-2 lbs loss per week I can make it to an overweight BMI by the end of the year! Let's do this!
Have a great week everyone. Now it's time to pass out. My days are long and my eyes are closing. Good night!