And they are coming quickly! But! They're not coming without a few bumps in the road.
Like last week - it was the week of bad food choices. I am an openly admitted carb-a-aholic. Bread, pasta, potatoes, carb heavy vegetables... I love them all and sometimes it's difficult for me to back off the carbohydrates and keep my diet balanced. Last week was a prime example of this.
Why? Because Paul's Italian Bistro exists. I actually did okay early in the week, I ate more than my fair share of sweet delicious fruit and was overdosed on delicious natural sugars but I was keeping my carb intake to less than 50% of my calories. Then Thursday happened... Paul's has a dish that is cheese tortellini in alfredo sauce. I added chicken to mine. I ATE THE WHOLE PLATE. Plus bread.
Then Friday, I had pizza for lunch because we brought it in for a working lunch. Even though I ate thin crust pizza, my carb intake got close to 70% of my calories on Friday.
Needless to say - I felt like a blimp by Saturday morning.
It's so hard for me to recover from a carbohydrate binge. I know exactly what happens when I eat like this and yet... it happens.
I understand that with as much cardio as I do, I need the carbohydrates for the easily used energy source but I really have to be extra careful not to let that percentage creep up. There was a time a few years ago when it was not uncommon for my breakdown to be 70% carbs, 15% protein, 15% fat. THIS IS WHY I'M FAT!
I've been doing so much better but then, two steps back. I know that it's ok to go "off plan" every now and then and that balance is the key... but I hate seeing the numbers creep up in that way. I'm scared of that being the norm again.
Yes, I know that this is bordering on the obsessive but... I need to control my eating if I'm going to reach my goals. It's just how it works. It's a numbers game and I'm getting on front of the numbers.
Speaking of numbers - still managed a loss this week -.5. Sitting at 297.2. Long as I stay away from seeing 300 ever again I'm happy. I'll be happier when I tell 200 to go away too!