Gunnar Challenge: Week 6

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in Gunnar Challenge, ideas | 0 comments

When I decided to take on the Gunnar Challenge six weeks ago, I set a goal for myself to lose 10 pounds. At the time, it seemed like a lot, almost impossible, in fact, because my flawed eating habits seemed so deeply entrenched.

And by “flawed eating habits”, I mean eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted…but I underestimated the power of documenting your food intake along with exercise along with the motivation that comes with a weight loss leader board.

Put those together, and surprise…surprise…it works!

Have I slipped up? Absolutely. This week, I found myself finishing the kid’s food again – ouch. Two weeks ago, I had gained 2 lbs. – double ouch. But for me, I feel a lot more confident making “better” choices. Side salad instead of fries, sorbet instead of ice cream, you get the picture. And I admit, it was immensely satisfying to step on the scale last week and see that I had reached the 10 pound mark. I checked it a few times to make sure it wasn’t just a fluke, but it wasn’t. Even better, the inches continue to “inch” off a little at a time.

But I’m up against another obstacle this week…visiting my grandparents in Ely. I am usually guaranteed to put on at least five pounds with all the polish, fried walleye, s’mores, and yum yum bars just sitting there for the taking. Everything just tastes better in the Boundary Water air, and second and third helpings taste even better.

So my mission this week? Portion control so I can maintain my weight loss. I am determined to stay firm by sticking to my “better choices” plan. One homemade polish instead of three at a time. A reasonable amount of toasted marshmallows. Three pancakes instead of six.

I can do it, right?

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