Last night for dinner, I made cheese steaks with our leftover steak, onions and peppers. It wasn't planned but it was a good way to use up our leftovers!
I can't believe that we leave for our cruise next Friday! That's only 9 days away. Throughout the past few weeks, the best I have done is maintained my weight with minor fluctuations. It's something to be happy about, but I always want more. Especially since I typically come back from a cruise vacation anywhere from 5 - 10 pounds heavier.
I feel a little bummed that I haven't lost weight in this Cruise Challenge, but then I remember how much worse it could have been if I hadn't been making meal and exercise plans for each week. If I had done nothing, I would see nothing. I have done something and for that I have seen a maintain in weight. Maintaining is a challenge for me, so in a sense, I guess I did accomplish something. I think my disappointment is from setting high expectations for myself. I didn't set a certain amount of weight that I wanted to lose for this challenge, but in my mind, there was a number. Each week that I didn't get closer to that number, I felt bad.
Do you use a weight-loss amount, or certain weight as a motivation technique to lose weight? Does it work for you?
-I think that it has worked for me in the past, but it's important not to get consumed by it. I think it's easy for the motivation technique to quickly turn into something that holds me back, instead. That's the moment when I need to adapt. Try something else.