Morning ya’ll Hope you’re having a great start to your holiday weekend. The weather is absolutely gorgeous over here! Perfect for boating, laying on the beach, hanging out downtown, and watching fireworks. Unfortunately, I’ll be working the entire three day weekend so I won’t be enjoying any of those things, but it’ll be worth it when I get that pay check
This morning I woke up and hit up an early spinning class. I really did not want to crawl out of bed when the alarm went off at 6:45 on a Saturday, but it was so worth it. Not only did it get my butt moving, but my dad paid for my class today (thanks Dad!) and there were a couple of really cute guys in attendance this morning as well. Nothing motivates you like that does
Breakfast was toast, an egg, and some yogurt (warning: recycled photos ahead):
And now, it’s time for a little bit of serious talk before I head out to work.
I have a confession to make. Although I’ve mentioned before that I don't post everything that I eat, I really feel like I’ve been hiding something from you guys. Being an honest blog and all, I don’t want to mislead anyone so I’m just gonna say it. I pretty much always post my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I haven’t been snacking much lately during the day because I don’t snack when I’m working. However, when nighttime rolls around, it’s a whole different ball game. I am a late night snacker, and lately it’s seriously been out of control.
I guess I should be more careful of how I describe it. “Out of control” has different meanings for different people, but for me right now, it means snacking (a lot) after dinner, usually up to when I go to bed. Typically, the things I like to snack on include bread, cereal, fruit, peanut butter, dried fruit, and my latest obsession: almond butter filled dates.
For the record, these things are amazing and if you’re trying to lose weight, I don’t recommend trying them. You’ll become addicted.
I wish I was exaggerating, but if I had to guess how much I was eating during my late-night snack fests, I would have to say it’s probably between 500 and 1000 extra calories. You have no idea how much I hate admitting that, but I feel like I can’t stop. It’s sabotaging my diet and causing the pounds to pile back on. I mentioned in this post that I had gained about 8 pounds, but as of Wednesday last week, that number was actually about 12 pounds. Do you know how long it takes me to lose 12 pounds? That’s a lot of hard work just thrown out the window, all because I can’t stop eating.
I think the hardest part about all of this is that I always said that I would never let myself gain the weight back. I’ve always told myself “That will never happen to me. I weigh myself regularly, I have the blog, I’ll never put more than five pounds back on.” Well, now look. I haven’t even finished losing the weight and it’s already crawling back. At this point, I’m honestly not sure what’s harder: losing or maintaining.
Anyways, I feel a little better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, because I really felt like I owed it to you guys to be honest. I don’t mean to be a downer on this glorious holiday weekend, but it is what it is. Hopefully I can get myself together and figure out how to beat this, but until then, I’m just going to take things one day at a time and work as hard as I can. It’s all I can do.
PS: The winner of my ultimate giveaway is…
Congratulations, Adriana! Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing address and I’ll get your goodies sent out
Have a great weekend everyone!