Week 4 is done! Probably the most difficult so far. The reason? My routine was interrupted by a trip and some wonderful golf outings with a buddy of mine. Status or the past week:
BMI - 45.0 (down 0.2, down 1.5 total)
Calorie Intake - 1956/day
Calories Burned - 3370/day
Net Caloric difference - 1413/day
Water - 72 oz/day
Proteins - Carbs - Fat distribution -- 45% - 46% - 9%
It was a good week again...statistically speaking, but I felt that this has been the most difficult week yet. As well, I'm not looking forward to the challenge of eating healthy during pre-service week at school. Way too many temptations.
I have had this feeling before when losing weight. It is the feeling of complacency. I can see it in the tracking of my meals. I can see it in the tracking of my fitness activity. I can see my will power disappearing before my eyes when there are high calorie, low nutritional foods in front of me. This is when I need support of family and friends. I'm asking you, "Get in my face!" if you see me sneaking. And remember, I am good at this.
Now I am asking myself, why is this happening? Is it boredom? I really don't think so. Is it that I am trying to integrate this healthy living lifestyle into activities I really enjoy? Possibly. Am I mentally screwed up? Possibly and in more ways than this. But seriously, I really think the issue is a combination of all three.
This week I will try the following. Read more to keep from being bored...or go to the gym...or start writing more blogs. The integration into activities I really enjoy is really a problem. One of my favorite activities is eating. I mean really good food. Erin and I love going to nice restaurants, but fine dining meals are not healthy. Asian meals (North American style) have so few healthy choices. Any restaurant for that matter is a massive challenge. What we have been doing is sharing an entree, still get the yummy goodness, however only small puny portions (at least for me). Finally, am I mentally challenged? Absolutely! However, I have been saying that allergies are all psychological (for most people) and yes I know that allergies are real. Yet, now, I am looking at the desire to eat and to eat non-stop as my "allergy". Yes, it is psychological and it will take every ounce of will power I have to overcome this.
This week, starting back to work, biking to and from every day. Hope I will have enough time to share between work, family, and working out.