I've been religiously (so to speak) tracking my calories for the last few weeks, trying to lose those last few pounds.
I'm down to 177 now. I was hoping to get down into the 160's by Christmas, but the weight just isn't coming off as fast as it once did. The less you weigh, the fewer calories you need, so the less you have to eat. It's become difficult to get those big caloric deficits that nail off 2 pounds a week... I'm closer to 1/2 pound a week, very gradual.
Holiday diet plan: eat, drink, and be merry!
You only live once... whatever I tack on in a week of holiday celebration I can drop easily enough in January when I enter the Base period of my training.
Holiday training plan: train!
No rushing off to work or making lunches, perfect time to get in those work-outs.
I'm still in the "Preparation" phase, so the focus will continue to be on swimming skill primarily, while maintaining the running and biking. Oh, and just down the street from my parent's place is an Olympic size swimming pool, with all-day lane swim!!! How do you spell FRICKIN' AWESOME!?
Have a Happy Holidays!