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My weighloss journey (patience, willpower, lots of work, ups and downs, flop days, but don’t let flop days matter)

By on Jul 25, 2019 in Misc | 0 comments

By 7 am, I have to drink my SlimFast. Well, because I start my days at 6 am, I feel like I am not functioning anymore. I need to find a routine to get into it.

So I have fallen off the bandwagon. I mean, I fell, and I tumbled for quite a while, but I am back up and running again.

But baby steps first. Hope you are doing well. 🙂

My sister and I started Nutrisystem. She had done it and lost 20 lbs so that I would give it a try. If it works, then I would like to stick with it during the year.

Some new things in my life

Flop days, progress, fitness goals, and rewards

Flop days happen. It does not matter if you are cutting, bulking, training, or maintaining.

Yesterday was a flop day for me. I started with my usual breakfast (bulletproof coffee), and I weighed in 3.6 lbs lighter than last week. I am in a diet bet group at work, and our weigh-in day is Weds. I was feeling good. The day before I had gotten a few cans of tuna at grocery outlet, packed some spinach and took an avocado that was slightly ripe to work.

I got to work and realized I had chocolate.
So I had some of that.

I went to have lunch. Then I remember, I had 4 hours worth of meetings for a project I am on.

So I ran and got a sandwich.

As far as my diet goes, per usual, I have my ups and downs. Little slips here and there but I’m hanging on, and I don’t want to let go nor quit. I have to do this, and I need to do this.

The diet thing and I have never really gotten along much my whole life, but I have been making better and better food decisions more often than not.

All I know is that I’m going to try a little harder this summer and hopefully I can see better results at the end of the year.

I’m not giving up… not yet. I don’t want to give up.

I only hope in the process that I can figure out what will work for me and what won’t. My biggest fear is losing the weight, then putting it all back on. So it will be figuring how to splurge on tasty things I love without going berserk.

Weight loss takes time, patience, willpower, and lots of work.

Some days will be flops. To make up for it, I am doing the following. The key is not to let a flop day, turn into a flop week which turns into a flop month.

  1. workouts
  2. eating a severe deficit today (high fat, high protein)
  3. revamping fitness goals
  4. revamping milestone rewards

So, now that I am back on the grind, I want to set rewards for myself for my summer/last few significant milestones.

Summer goals:

Training goals:

My meals will be something like this:

I will try to drink around 2 liters of water. I’m not used to drinking more than 1 liter of water a day. This is going to be hard, but the “Water in fat out” phrase is going to keep me going on the drinking.

The critical thing is:

I hope all you out there have a great day!

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