The challenge is going pretty well this week, even with me being out of town. I’m writing this Thursday night because my mom has a procedure that I have to take her to tomorrow. It will be a while and I wanted to get the update done. Looking back it’s been a good week!
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week. I am down another 1.5 pounds this week, bringing my Hot 100 lbs lost to 4.0. Technically, for my goal I am right on track again. Boy, was I smart to set that at .5 – 1.5 a week. That little 0.5 a week is saving my rear.
ACTIVITY GOALS:Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. I’m writing this Thursday night with plans to walk Friday morning. If that changes I’ll come back and change this portion of my post. My mom has a treadmill and I’ve been walking briskly at a good incline for a nice, hard indoor workout. It’s a little small and makes me nervous to jog on it. I jogged Monday, but don’t really want to after that.
Update Friday 9:00 am: I did get up and walk this morning!!! 🙂 So, I get to leave it green. Yea!
Be able to jog at 4.8 mph for 25 minutes. This gives metime for slight warm up and cool down on the treadmill that has a 30-minute limit at the gym. I believe getting my exercise in, even on vacation, is helping me reach this goal. 🙂
FOOD GOALS: Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Yes. I’ve also started drinking decaf green tea with splenda and really enjoying it instead of more coffee after I’ve had my morning cup. Journal all my eats and drinks and stay within my calorie goals daily, with the exception of one high-calorie day that I allow to throw things off a bit. Yes, I’ve been using the app “Tap n Track” on my iPod touch while I’m out of town. I’ve decided I prefer journaling by hand, but this is a handy tool for travel. I’ve been at 1500 or less 6/7 days this past week. Since we’ve spent a LOT of time sitting and chatting or watching movies I know this is what helped me see a loss this week.
EMOTIONAL GOAL: **I’ve decided to make my emotional goal the goal of visiting one new blog each week. Connecting with others on this journey is the emotional support I need at this time. Yes. I actually made time to visit a new blog and catch up with my favorites once this week at least. 🙂
HOLIDAY GOAL: Only one or two “foo-foo” coffee drinks from Starbucks the week I am visiting my mom in November. I will stick to regular coffee and cream the rest of the weeks. So far the only “foo-foo” drink I’ve had is the Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte I posted about on Monday. So, this is going well. Today I splurged on a small blizzard from Dairy Queen (we don’t have them in OK), but I still haven’t splurged on a special, high-calorie coffee. Still not sounding all that great…weird. 🙂
Do you notice all that green? Do you know this is the first week it’s been all green? The only thing that could change is the exercise for tomorrow if I don’t get up early enough, but even so…not bad at all, if I do humbly say so myself.
I hope you’ve all had a nice week and I’ll be writing more later. If time allows I’ll put a little post in tomorrow with a pic of me and my awesome, breast-cancer kicking, weight-loss success of a mom. Maybe my dad too, since he’s the knight in shining armor for her that has been with her all these years. We’ll see…
Until then. Thanks for checking in and have a nice day. 🙂