Today should be a lazy day. A great time to get Hanna caught up on sleep by actually taking naps that do not involve a car seat.
It is also a good time to get back on track. Sunday is a family day for me. I stay home and spend time with the people I love. I also eat at home all day long, so this is the perfect time to track my food and get myself back on track. Maybe I can come up with a plan of attack for the rest of my week, I mean, I WILL come up with a plan to stay on track for the next week.
Things I will stick to this week:
1. I will go to my weigh in on Wednesday no matter how unsure I feel about losing. You have to take the good with the bad. Right now I don't think I've gained, but my days have been lacking any structure so I never know.
2. I will drink at least 3 Nalgenes of water a day. That's 96 ounces. I have heard (please tell me if you know this to be true) that you should drink half of your weight in ounces of water a day. Really that would mean I should be drinking around 140 oz's a day. That's like FIVE Nalgenes! I've been carting my water bottle everywhere and still seem to only be able to drink 2 (at home I drink like 4). Suggestions?
3. Opt for fruit. I LOVE July, it seems like all fruits are in season. Especially watermelons and cantaloupes. I'm pretty sure I've ate melon everyday this last week.
4. Hold the bun. There will be a lot of barbecuing going on this next week and so I will be picky about my meat products and I won't eat the bun to save on calories. I have a bit of a wheat allergy so I have to be careful about the kinds of bread I eat. I should probably be more careful about this, I think it would help the weight come off. I'm just not ready to cut it out yet.
5. Salad, Salad, & more Salad. Green is good. My family always has green salad at cook outs and so I will load up on the greens.
6. Walk it off. The other great thing about this time of year is festival's! Utah has one of the best 4th of July celebrations around so I will be doing a lot of walking to get some activity points in.
7. Quit worrying & enjoy time with family. Most importantly I will enjoy spending time with my immediate and extended family. This is one of the only times of year that I get to see most of my extended family and so food should really be the last thing on my mind.
There are my goals for the next week. Initially I was going to do 10 but 7 seemed to be the perfect amount. I don't want to set any strict unattainable goals on a holiday week. That is just a set up for failure.
Happy Fourth of July peep's!
What are your plans for the 4th?
How much water do you usually drink in a day?