debneedham's Journal, 26 March 2012

I am on final approach on my diet challenge at work. Two lbs to go, and 2.5 weeks to do it in. Concentrating SUPER hard on everything I eat because I am worried that water retention could make me miss my target on the final weigh in day. I am just going to do my best to be perfect every single day, and hope I can pinch off an extra couple of lbs to feel more secure on April 13.

Depending on how the other women in the pool do on their diets, I could get anywhere from $400 to $1200 because only 3 of us are even close to making goal weight. (We will split the pool money among those who met their targets). I could definitely use the extra money right now. Besides, some new clothes are in order!

Even if I missed my goal, though, I am so much happier at this new lighter weight. Since I started my diet on Jan 1 (and started tracking Jan 13 or 14 here) I have already lost 17 lbs by going Primal. After this challenge is over I still want to lose a few more, as in my experience, no matter what you do, while your body is adjusting to maintenance eating, there are inevitably a few lbs that creep back on before you stabilize. I would like to eventually permanently stabilize at 130, which is good for me. Still curvy but not flabby. So I am planning to lose down to 125, which is by no means skinny either.
137.0 lb Lost so far: 17.0 lb.    Still to go: 10.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 March 2012:
1138 kcal Fat: 62.90g | Prot: 89.04g | Carb: 59.23g.   Breakfast: Thick Cut Bacon, Decaffeinated Coffee, Sugar Free Hazelnut Liquid Coffee Creamer. Lunch: Iceberg Lettuce (Includes Crisphead Types), Cucumber (Peeled), Chicken Thigh (Skin Not Eaten), Cooked Spinach (from Frozen, Fat Not Added in Cooking), Olive Oil, Plain Yogurt (Lowfat), Fennel Seed. Dinner: Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten), Organic Mixed Baby Greens Salad, Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, Red Tomatoes, minneola. Snacks/Other: CowPals Light Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, fortune cookie. more...
1938 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 3 hours, Desk Work - 13 hours. more...
on diet The Primal Blueprint   losing 1.4 lb a week

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