It has been over a week since I last blogged about my getting healthy plan and let me tell you it sure has been a busy week or so. Besides the Affiliate Summit conference in NYC where I was trying to be careful with what I ate to the Earthquake (which I didn’t feel) to Hurricane Irene it was a trying time.
So to catch up on what I have been doing in a nutshell has been chaos. I had planned on posting twice a week but life got in the way. Through it all the scale this morning said 227.8 so I am down almost 10 pounds from where I started. Long way to go but I know the goal is reachable with some effort. I knew that the conference would be tough for me since it involves a crazy schedule and late night drinks but I played it rather cool. My main goal was to eat 3 times a day and that’s what I did. It wasn’t always the healthiest of choices but I did ok. I still had an Old Castle burger everyday.
I limited myself to 3 or 4 drinks each night and usually had a light beer when I thought of it. The walking that I did proved to be a good workout. I usually do a lot of walking at these shows but this time I did twice as much. Guess that was a good thing but I sure was tired after each day.When I got home my new bike was delivered and ready to be put together.
When the mayor ordered an evacuation we didn’t take any chances and we loaded up the car and headed to my brother Bobby’s house in Syracuse. Between the long drive and truck stop food that trip was also not good for my lifestyle. I did eat lightly except for the one night we ordered pizza and I had no lunch. On the way home we were stuck in traffic for hours and that made truck stop food the norm again and at that point I was tired and just needed food.
I have been using the bike every other day and so far I have done 10 miles. We have a great bike path by me that is about 5 or 6 miles round trip. I plan on doing this at least every other day. It will take time to build up to where I use to be but this is a start.
Now I need to get back on track and get slimmed down a bit. My breakfast at home is cheerios with low fat milk and I have been good about eating that. My goal is to be at 225 by Sept 15th which will be the 5th week mark of my lose 5 pounds in 5 week plan. I have 14 days to lose 2 pounds or so. If you want to see where I started go back to the beginning of my weight loss journey.