It's no secret that weekends are the hardest time for me to stay within my calorie 'budget,' so with August being filled with vacations, my birthday and other activities, I feel like I am really fighting an uphill battle! I also have a problem with salt....I just love it! And when I go out to eat all of that food is already filled with sodium.
As of last Friday I had gotten all of the sodium from kobe and steak umms out of me and was back down to my most recent weight. I have not lost anything in August, but I have also been lucky enough (so far) to gain much. I find my bodies need to sweat to be a blessing and a curse. I am happy to sweat because it really gets the salt and toxins out quickly, but when I'm trying to look nice and be comfortable the last thing I want is to sweat after 30 seconds of being out of the a/c! It really is sick how much I can sweat and I don't wish it upon anyone else. I have only been able to workout 2-3 times a week this month, so when I tallied up my calories from friday-sunday I was as depressed as they come. I ranged between 1,600 and 2,000! I try to stay at about 1,200 a day, so I am over quite a bit. I probably shouldn't have gotten that hot dog at 7-11, shouldn't have eaten almost half of a cheese plate myself, shouldn't have gotten more food at Buffalos......there are a lot of things that I am reflecting on and seeing that I could have made some much better choices.
Since my birthday is tomorrow, I will have a morning of donuts, lunch out and then this weekend Adam and I have a birthday dinner planned followed by 3 days in Tampa. Where we will attend ballgames and I will eat stadium food. Pretzels. Nacho Cheese. Hot Dogs. Large Beers. I have planned out my food this week to be below my normal intake, so that I can try to not blow up 5 pounds by this time next week. I think that being on the beach all day will make it so we really only eat most of the food at night, so I should be able to splurge, but I must remember to keep my calories in mind. I cannot forget about the big picture here.
So far my 26th Birthday is going well, and I am welcoming the next year with open arms! After labor day I'll be back at my normal routine and ready for pumpkin season!