I had to laugh as our leader South Beach Steve refers to us that way. So I get to say that no matter what my body fat percentage is, right?
On my big goal, I have inexplicably dropped a pound. I didn't really deserve to drop a pound. I have been eating around maintenance most days, but I guess my body got confused. Probably one of those lost-muscle things but I'm going with it. So 173-1 equals 172. Only one more pound to achieve my big goal by New Year's. That will be 10% since starting this blog so that's cool.
I have a new goal I am totally excited about. It is achieving social exercise. Losing Weight After 45 mentioned this idea on her blog. I am slightly socially starved (surrounded by kids, including teens who are great company, but not much interaction with people my own age). Yesterday I put together an Appalachian Trail walk with three women from my book club and some of their kids. It was great. Oxytocin and calorie burning! My goal is to arrange one such experience a week.
I need a plan for the coming week. Do you have one? Today is Cheat Day, so the plan for today is eat mindfully. The danger is going to come in around Wednesday through Friday. My dearest friend and some of her family is coming, and there will be a mighty baking and roasting, and while I'm not worried about Thanksgiving, I AM worried about the days before and after. It's going to be awfully hard to eat per the plan while making pies and cranberry jelly on Wednesday. Right now I'm leaning towards eat-mindfully-and-hope-for-the-best Weds-Fri, and back to work on Saturday. How's that for a plan? And exercise. Exercise every one of those days including Thanksgiving.
What's your plan?