The outcome was that started off the meal drinking two full glasses of water. Then I limited myself to just 1 hotdog and 1 hamburger, both on romaine lettuce (which was really good by the way). I also had about 1 1/2 servings of potato salad and limited myself all around. My biggest accomplishment was being able to stay away from the desserts. Including the cream puff, that one was really hard.
Overall I would say I was pretty successful compared to previous get-togethers that left me feeling stuffed and sick. It is going to still be a struggle, I know, but I do feel that if I can keep making goals for myself each time it will only get easier and easier. The next problem I really need to work on is the fact that I know there are plenty of hot dogs and jalapeno dogs left in the fridge. I'm the type of person that if the food is here sitting in the fridge, it would be wrong for me to not eat it. I really think this is a new accomplishment I need to achieve. As hard as it would be to not eat everything that sits front of me, it is for the better.
I'm glad that I am struggling with my weight loss, if it was easy I don't think the satisfaction would be the same. There is something about standing on that scale and seeing that in a week you have lost weight. This week however I was just happy that I didn't gain any weight. Today I weighed in at the same as last week, 207. That is down from 214 two weeks ago, but I cannot allow 0 weight loss be the goal right now. Next week I am hoping to be under the 205 mark. I'll keep you updated on how it goes.
So onto my next goal. Every time I keep trying to get back into working out, gaining muscle, walking, and losing weight I stall after just a few days and stop doing the work. My wife brought up the point it is because I try to do to much all at once. Meaning, instead of trying little by little to get my mindset back into working out daily, I try to do it all at once.
Goal 2: My second goal is this, simple maybe but it's a start. My goal is to start working out/lifting weights for 10 minutes a day, six days a week. I think that with only doing 10 minutes it can get me back into the swing of things and in the next week be able to increase my motivation and dedication. Here goes nothing.