So I weigh 137 as of this morning.
I'm hoping that at least a pound of that is alcohol-and-carb bloat that I'll get rid of today just by drinking lots of water and avoiding simple carbs.
So let's say I'm at 136 tomorrow morning.
I have no shows for 14 weeks. In two and a half weeks we'll be done with classes/finals until January and I won't be around people a whole lot.
So, naturally, I'm picturing the start of next term as my big moment to reveal a stronger, slimmer body.
The plan right now is to focus on healthy, protein-rich foods, lots of water, and exercising every day. I want to eat between 800 and 1500 calories a day and get between 40 and 100 grams of protein. That wide range is because I want to start lifting again, and in order to make gains in lifting, you need to eat. So on days that I lift, up to 1500 calories, mostly protein). Ideally, I'll cut out all grains except for couscous, brown rice, and oatmeal.
An average day would look like:
Breakfast: oatmeal with peanut butter and raisins
Lunch: bean-based dish and fruit
Dinner: tofu and vegetables
This will be added to/subtracted from based on how many calories/how much protein I need in a given day. I should average around 1200 calories a day, which, according to My Fitness Pal (hahaha), means that if I don't exercise, I'll lose 1.6 pounds a week. Assuming I burn about 300 calories through exercise every day, that will actually be 2.2 pounds a week. Further assuming that I do in fact weigh 136 tomorrow morning and that I stick to this for the next 8 weeks (until term starts), I'll be down to 118.4 for the start of term.
(Honestly, I think I'd be happy under 123.)
It's a bit after three pm. Today I've had:
1.5 cups pinto bean stew
Coffee with sweet n low (I've somehow developed a fear of plain sugar, but not sugar-y things. Huh.)
32 oz of water
I have a metric shitton of work to do for the coming week, so I don't think I'm going to get to go to the gym today. The food plan for the rest of the day is to go to the dining hall this evening (probably around 7) and have spinach and tofu and maybe another piece of fruit (I've really been craving oranges lately). That would leave me at under 500 calories and about 40 grams of protein.
I feel strong. I feel like I've spent most of this term taking care of other people, and now it's time to focus on myself and my body.
Hoping to give you a positive update tomorrow,