Today's Weigh-In: 221.2 lbs.
5-Day Average: 219.5 lbs.
Grrr. My average is 1 pound heavier than it was 2 weeks ago. But I know what's wrong, and I know how to fix it. My diet, while not being terrible, has not been keyed in lately. I've been allowing some not-so-great foods to slip in, and I've been eating a bit more than I should. But that's done. This week is 100% clean, 100% of the time. No cheat meals, no fatty meats, just good lean protein, lots of veggies and fruit, and some good dairy. I want to get 2 pounds off my average by next Monday, and I think I can do it. Like they say, you can't out-exercise your intake, but you can always out-eat your output.
I didn't get to the gym this morning as I had a bit of a late night last night. This week I'll be hitting the gym Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and taking Friday and Saturday off because I'm going snowboarding on Saturday (and I don't want to be all sore on the slopes). So only 3 days in the gym, but a whole day of snowboarding should make up for it.
I can feel myself starting to become complacent. A lot of people have been noticing the changes I've been making, so I feel good about that, but I can also feel the "good enough" syndrome creeping in. I don't really look fat like I used to, now I just look big (with clothes on, without them I still look fat) but much more healthy (I used to look somewhat bloated, especially in pictures). I know I need to lose a good 30 more pounds before I can even consider myself being good enough. My original goal weight was 175, but that was assuming I would lose some muscle, which I haven't done, so I'm going to adjust my goal weight to 185 lbs. and then reassess myself once I get there. If my body fat measurements are somewhat accurate, and I don't lose any muscle mass, I would be at around 10% body fat at 185 lbs. I guess we'll see how I look when I get there.