I really hate how much my blogging has had to slow now that I am back at work but I am happy that it hasn't had a negative impact on my dedication to fitness! I have been riding everyday except Sunday. We have been having bouts of thunderstorms which makes things difficult!
My Monday weigh-in showed no difference which I take as a positive-no loss but also no gain. I am hoping that I can really step things up a notch! I have been working very hard to have a better food week this week and I feel like I am being successful! I turned down the gooey butter cake that my wonderful homeroom student brought-just FYI, I know from past experience that it is as incredibly delicious as it sounds! I have been eating my low point lunches and trying to stay away from big indulgences even if I have the extra points to spare.
I think the thing that makes it so hard is that it really is work. I wish that eating better and making smarter decisions were simpler! Shopping is difficult because I have to read label after label trying to find the best options. Meal planning is also difficult because low point side dishes are hard to come by. I can always find a nice main course-usually lean meat, and there are plenty of veggies around but it seems like I rely on the same side dishes over and over because they have the most reasonable point values. While I do like the points plus system, I also REALLY miss my experimental cooking because it takes a lot of effort to figure out all the points for the final product. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and this effort to eat better seems to take some of the fun out of it :o(
All in all, I really want to step up my workouts and get to doing two a day at least a couple days a week working myself up to five days a week. I want to take my motivation and use it to drive me even closer to my fitness goals!
On an entirely positive note, my newly calculated BMI is 29.8 putting me in the category of...overweight! NOT obese! YAY! Yeah...I know it is still pretty close but I am working to get it down even further! Happy Dance!