So Far, So Good!

So in order to lose 10 pounds in a month, I have to lose a pound every 3 days. Well, it’s the 3rd and I’ve lost a pound! Hooray!

HOWEVER, I have to go drinking with Justin’s siblings tonight, go to a baseball game with his family tomorrow (Cards vs. Reds … and his brother-in-law is a Reds fan. Awesome.), and go out to lunch with his dad, stepmom, and my mom on Sunday. Plus a Labor Day BBQ on Monday, I’m sure, and then some sort of celebration with my brother before he leaves on Wednesday. SOOO the next two pounds are going to be pretty hard to get to. We’ll see.

I’m still doing the Insanity Workout … 4 days out of 6 this week. Plus, I remembered that I did a full workout on Sunday instead of the Fit Test, so I’m still on track even though I skipped Tuesday’s workout. Yeah buddy!

I’ve also been eating avocado every single day … a half or a whole, depending on my activity and meals on a given day. Avocados are high in calories and fat, but it’s the good fat and the health benefits are insane. They literally help every inch of your body. Plus, they keep you full longer. A big problem I have is eating at night, and I’ve found that by eating an avocado with some diced tomatoes around dinnertime, I’m still full by the time I go to bed. No lie, I get as excited about my post-work avocado as I used to about my post-work cigarette.

I’m sleeping better than I have in years. I’ve been taking melatonin to sleep for the last 3 weeks. This is the longest I have gone without pharmaceutical sleep aids in over 5 years. It feels amazing. The funniest part? I think 5mg (maximum strength) of melatonin is actually too much for me, so I’m going to try 3mg when I’m done with this bottle. And when I move into the loft and can develop an actual stable routine, eventually I’ll try to sleep with nothing at all.

The plan for this weekend is tons of water, plenty of sleep, daily Insanity workouts, and avocado. Then maybe I will make it to one hundred and (redacted)-eight pounds by Tuesday. Cross your fingers!

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