I swear, I don't know where the summer went. All of a sudden the weather is cooler (thankfully), the kids are back in school, and we're staring Fall in the face. And somehow, somehow, all those plans I had for getting back on track with my foods and carb counts after our mini-Chicago getaway in May never came to fruition.
I am pretty pleased to say I didn't gain more than a few pounds through the summer. Not that I'm surprised that the scale jumped up a few numbers. I was loading my body with all kinds of (paleo/primal-friendly) baked goods and higher-carb meals, enjoying more 'treats' and engaging in more of a maintenance way of eating than a weightloss-focused way. And okay, confession time: I was eating bigger meals, bigger portions again. I lost track of my body cues, and let my love of (and indulgence in) food rule over whether I was finished eating or not.
Yes, yes I did. All too often.
I was really looking forward to this week. To paring my carbs back to under 50g per day (with the goal being under 30g to jump-start the weightloss again). Getting back to some strength-building exercises- squats, situps, pushups, using the free weights for biceps, triceps, etc) and some pilates, all of which I can do despite my broken foot. To really focus once more on those body cues for hunger and saeity.
It's only the 4th day in of being back on track, but I feel really, really good. Physically as well as psychologically…I needed this. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed feeling 'clean' from my foods, feeling the pleasant ache of muscles that have been pushed. Not overly full from eating, just…satisfied.
This isn't to say I'm not tempted by all the goodies I'm making for the cavekids…believe me, I am. It's hard to try a new recipe and not know for yourself how it turns out. I'm keeping my spoon-licking and taste-testing to a minimum, though, and turning myself away from the baked goods and treats that I make for the boys.
But so far, so good, and hopefully in the next week or so I'llbe back to where I was a few months ago, numbers wise, and then work on dropping even more.
250, here I come!