The Bet: Week 1 Complete
So, here we are, a week into the bet. So far, I say– success!
I have been working hard to stick with my calorie count given to me by my fitness pal. With the exception of a delicious dinner party on Friday, where I made my famous beef and mushroom risotto (recipe to come soon!), and had some (OK, lots) of wine; as well as going out for BBQ with friends on Saturday, I have been under my allotted calories every day.
OK, you may be saying, “It’s been 7 days and you went off diet for 2 of them?!”, but I say, “Hey, I ate like total crap 7 days a week before this bet! Splurging for 2 meals out of 21 is perfectly fine!” (plus the food was delicious, it was totally worth every extra calorie).
And you should all be proud of me. Today, I said no to Tater Tots. TATER TOTS! I went to lunch, and really wanted the pulled pork sandwich they were serving. I knew sandwich +tater tots would probably be WAY over my calories for the day. But just the sandwich, while not the healthiest choice that was available– was totally do-able and darn tasty! (And my side of raw broccoli dipped in hummus was also quite good.)
I have also been working out more. I have been to the gym or gone running 3 times this week. A vast improvement over the zero times I worked out for the last 2 months before this, but still not nearly to my goal of 5-6 days a week. I want to get more regular in my running habits and find a good schedule for lifting weights as well, but it’ll get there.
I feel like I can be optimistic like this because I lost 3 lbs! *does a little happy dance*
122 days and 17lbs to go!