I spent the weekend eating as best I could, avoiding salt and carbs, and drinking a ton of water. Saturday breakfast was eggs with Mrs. Dash seasoning, lunch was a protein shake with fresh strawberries, dinner was a juicy chicken breast and homemade air-fried french fries (potatoes probably not the best choice). Sunday breakfast was eggs with a low sodium salsa for seasoning, lunch was a protein shake again with banana and strawberries, dinner a basa fish fillet dipped in an egg, garlic, and oregano mixture, then fried in a pan lightly sprayed with oil.
I also did the drenched workout on Saturday and Sunday (in addition to last Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). My legs were certainly tired of that 8% incline! I still felt like jell-o legs walking up the stairs at work Monday morning.
And I made my DietBet!
I also learned something.
My body is happiest where it is right now, or at least I am happy with it. I had to work so hard to get rid of those last couple pounds and I have to admit I am not willing to do that all the time. Sure, I'll count my calories and hopefully keep up the running, especially once spring comes and I can get outside. But I am now happy with maintenance because I'm not willing to bust my ass to lose any more weight.
If my weight creeps up, I will ensure that I am stricter with myself. For now, I will return to 1700 calories a day (maintenance calories) and allow myself that one "bad" day per week. (I had the bad day today and it was great!!)