Week 30 (22 to go) - End of Month 7
Definitely on the downhill run now. This week I was back and travelling for work which put a bit of a variation in my diet and workout routine. Not to worry, I prepared for it and stuck to my guns, however it was an interesting eye opener into how routine focused I had become the last few months.
Firstly diet. Being away for 2 days in a short stay hotel does not readily allow you to bring enough food from home to store and use before returning home. That meant that Lunch was a bought chicken and salad sandwich (egg and salad on the 2nd day) and dinner was limited to a poached chicken salad. Good in theory, however I could not count all foods with accuracy and there was some guess work.
The largest meal challenge was breakfast - the hotel I stayed at does not offer meal options so I had to get takeaway from one of the cafe's in the area (courtesy of Covid-19). Fortunately I was able to get the lesser evil of a vegetarian omelette and I avoided the buttery white toast that came with it. If anything I tracked food higher than what I ate, and my weigh in was obviously not adversely affected. To avoid the uncertainty of what I have put into my body, I will have to plan better next month when I next travel for a 2 day trip.
Wednesday morning I was unable to do my cross trainer, however I prepared and brought exercise gear and went for a walk / jog (7.4km) in the early morning chill of Canberra. It was a good enough substitute, nearly matching the number of calories burnt as the cross trainer at the cost of more time and less comfort.
In other news, I had the ultrasound on my shoulder and am expecting results later today. This will at least help me get back on the weights course when it is safe to do so.
As per every end of month, below are the results for the month and how I am tracking against B52. My measurement numbers are definitely stabilising, but my weight is continuing to drop. The biggest bonus to me has been that I had to purchase a leather hole punch for my belt and I am now on a new hole!
Still on track after 30 weeks!