That's not a pretty number folks. I knew that it would not be great. My body does not respond well to air travel or to being out of my food and exercise routine. When I saw this number my first thought was that I had two options.
1. Give up completely.
2. Go to extremes.
I sat with those options for a few hours and then gave myself a mental slap upside the head. Neither of those options are going to help me reach my ultimate goals. Because, really, this is not about the 10 week challenge. It's about changing some habits and making progress towards my goal weight. So here I stand, four weeks from the end of my challenge with 14 pounds to lose. The odds are not great.
But my best option overall is to simply make the best choices I can going forward. To get back to tracking my food on My Fitness Pal. To make an effort to be active each and every day. To recommit to my water bottle. I may not reach my challenge goal but if I do these things consistently (not even perfectly!) then in 4 weeks I will be further ahead than I am now.