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275lbs by Friday, February 28

Monday, February 10, 2020

The past week was very hard for me. My schedule was super out of whack, so I hardly made it to the gym. Since I couldn't do that, I focused on restricting what I ate most of the days. I figured, if I wasn't moving as much, I don't need as many calories. I also didn't have as much time to track. I really noticed that I was more likely to eat bad when I didn't have the accountability of a tracker.
After the week or two of not working out consistently (and longer of not doing proper cardio), I've noticed a severe drop in energy. I noticed this first back in September, but it's consistently gotten worse, to the point that I've really gotta struggle so I don't fall asleep at work. I remember that that was something I had an issue with before I lost the weight. The issue with my knee has started to re-emerge too, which is unfortunate.
I've been trying really hard lately to watch what I eat, but I'm definitely having an issue with the weekend and whenever I can get my hands on chocolate. Chocolate is definitely a trigger food for me.
Girlfriend and I are getting kind of serious. I'm genuinely looking at jobs her way. I'm not nervous about moving. I'm just nervous about the change in my location and having to find new activity providers (gym, dojo, etc.) having an effect on my workouts. I like the people around me right now. I'm also nervous about telling my boss. She's going to retire in a year, and she was looking to shoulder some of her responsibilities on me, but she doesn't know that I'm likely going to be out of here in 3 months - a year (my goal is by my birthday, but I know time flies). I'm not sure how to bring "I'm going to leave, but I don't know when" to her. I don't want the news to be widespread because I honestly don't know when it'll happen. I just know that I feel like I'm falling for her more every day.
I am really feeling lethargic (as stated) and the lethargy is just making me feel more lethargic. Since I don't have a real goal with a real deadline, I'm going to set one right now.

I will reach 275lbs by Friday, February 28.

To do this,
This week, I will plan and bring healthy snacks for my weekend convention, and plan my meals ahead of time.
Next week, I will do meal prep on Thursday for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's eating.
Both weeks, I will not buy chocolate.

As a reward, I will buy myself a new pair of work shoes.
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  • PICKIE98
    Chocolate is my big trigger as well.
    I do eat one small square a day for heart reasons,, dark cho9colate.

    My sleep apnea got me sleeping sitting in a chair until I got tested and got a c-pap machine. My life changed after that.

    I kno9w you will look long-range in moving and quitting your job. That is a huge step..
    53 days ago
  • no profile photo TUZZLES
    I like that you have a solid plan! This will support your success!! Just make sure you don’t limit your calories too much ! You still need enough to support your bodies requirements. Maybe this is why you are so fatigued. Keep up a healthy diet!
    55 days ago
  • EMILYSOVIS
    You've got this!
    55 days ago
  • COOP9002
    You got this.
    55 days ago
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