It is SO easy to fall out of healthy eating habits. For each of us, the reasoning varies, it could be a bad day, a cheat day turned cheat weekend, lack of food prep, planning, etc etc etc.
For me, it’s always a challenge to be good over Christmas. This year was a bit different – less Christmas parties, but after spending 2 weeks at an all inclusive in Mexico, it was really hard to get back into the groove.
And yes, we got our money’s worth…
That cup was basically filled with pina colada’s, every day, all day. UGH.
When we got back, it was only a few days before my birthday, and of course, birthdays always include an array of treats, most of which are not considered healthy, or smart choices.
So, here I am, the worst of the damage is done, and I’m 17 lbs over where I was 14 months ago. CRAP.
What’s a girl to do?
Join a DietBet! My FitFluential family started a game on January 21, and the goal is for everyone to lose 4% of their body weight in 4 weeks. For me, this is 7 lbs, and gets me back into my comfort level, and on a good start for doing a month of Whole 30, after just finishing reading “It Starts With Food”. (Review coming soon!)
The last week and a half of January is dedicated to getting myself back on track, and I’m committing to a Whole 30 from January 30 – Feb 28th. Whole 30 is very similar to Paleo, but this plan has NO cheats at all, just 30 days of going for it, and being 100% behaved. It’s going to be a struggle, but I feel like this DietBet will help get me kickstarted!
And what do I win if I lose 7 lbs? EVERYONE who loses the 4% at the end, will split the pot. Each bet costs $25, so if everyone is successful, you basically get your money back, and if half of everyone succeeds, you double your money. Pretty darn good incentive I’d say! The pot has grown to over 530 players & over $13,000!! Anyone is welcome to join late, but you still have to lose 4% by Feb 18th!
I should mention that I weighed myself Sunday am, the morning after my birthday party, which I drank at, and consumed some of Heather’s delicious cupcakes!! It’s Wednesday now, and I’ve lost 2 of the 7 lbs I need to lose, just from being smart and getting rid of the drinking binge weight.
I hate talking about weight in actual numbers, because even 2 people who look the same, can weigh in totally differently. And of course, having never reached my “goal weight”, or been considered “slim”, it’s hard for me to put the ugly truth out there.
But, I think it’s healthy for me to be honest, especially with all the dishonesty of Lance weighing the world down right now.
I weighed in on Sunday at 177.6 lbs.
This morning, I weighed in at 174.8 lbs.
The lowest I’ve ever reached is 160.2 lbs. Sept 2011 – Dec 2011.
The highest I’ve ever reached is somewhere around 210 lbs.
I stayed between 164 & 170 lbs Dec 2011 – Dec 2012.
My goal weight is 150.0 lbs.
My crazy only to be dreamed of goal weight is 145.0 lbs.
The positive? Jay took these pictures of me running with his 15 yr old cousin on the beach in Mexico, and I was like “oh god, these are going to be gross”
I don’t hate them. I don’t want to run away and hide from them. I still have to embrace the weight I have lost, the healthy, strong body I have, and the opportunity that I have right here to improve myself.
Good luck to everyone playing!