How I lost 10 pounds… in video form because I thought it’s easier to explain myself. And because I’m your peep, bullet points are below for a quick read if you’re at your place of employment.
1. Run. I run more. I didn’t ‘make’ myself run more – it just happened that way. Sometimes when your head or heart aches it helps to make your quads ache instead.
So I ran.
Like I mentioned yesterday I have already run 12 races this year! Who am I?! Oh, I’m Run Eat Repeat.
I’m not recommending anyone run as much as I have been this year because it’s a bit unbalanced in terms of variety and cross training. But it is what I have needed at this point in my life mentally and I have seen some physical benefits. I needed all those endorphins and it felt good!
Note: I still take 2 rest days a week. And I take a few days off after races.
Note Part II: I’ve also seen physical drawbacks as my IT band was getting pissed the last 2 weeks. So be smarter than me. Find an amount of exercise that works for your body.
2. Eat. The same. I aim for 3 – 500 calorie meals, 3 – 300 calorie snacks which is about 2400 on average. More on race days, obviously…
I counted up yesterday (a rest day) and it was about 2300 calories.
I have been experimenting with taking out certain foods that affect my thyroid but that is still in the works. There is a list of foods called goitrogens that may interfere with thyroid function but it includes a lot of healthy foods that I love, so I want to research more before I make any announcements. The main thing is that I’m eating around the same number of calories.
(Thyroid stuff is a separate issue and I’ll address that soon too.)
3. Chip away at bad habits.
I have identified my 3 worst habits that interfere with my weight loss and I’m working on them =
A.) Afternoon snacking
B.) Night time eating
C.) Grazing while cooking
I am not ‘done’ with these habits, but I’m improving.
4. Clean kitchen = Clean Eating.
I eat beignets, fries, pizza, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, chips & guacamole, mile high margaritas… ALL OF IT when I’m out. But, at home I have cleaned up my kitchen.
I try not to keep ‘junk food’ in the house. I stopped buying cookies and ice cream.
And, sometimes I get a package of goodies from a company or Biscoff from an expo. It’s not all or nothing – but I make a conscious effort not to buy sweets for the house unless it’s a special occasion.
But I still eat a treat every day. Yes. Now I have to make a treat though. That’s why there have been a lot more Skinny Shamrock Shake and Pistachio Pudding Pie kinda recipes. I bake or cook up a clean-ish dessert every week. It’s actually been a lot of fun to experiment in the kitchen!
NOTE: I’m NOT at goal weight yet, so I’m still working on losing weight and getting there. But, I’m using these methods to do it in a way that allows me to enjoy my life and make progress.
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