Well, here is my update that I’ve put off posting all day. Why? Because I have only worked out one day this week and I showed a loss of 3.5 pounds yesterday. Something in me is having a hard time accepting this loss, because I feel like I didn’t earn it.
I have been very busy this week, like on my feet a lot most days. Some days I chatted with friends long enough to miss time to workout and others I seriously didn’t have the time to do it without getting little sleep I need my sleep, so I didn’t exercise.
I know I was trying to be careful in some ways foodwise, because of the lack of workouts, so maybe that was good. I’m just really nervous that next week I’ll maintain. However, I know that Thanksgiving is in a week, so I’m determined to stay within calories every day this week because I’ll probably go a little over on Thursday.
Another reason I’m having a hard time with the weight loss is I can hardly believe that I’m in the 180’s again. It’s been so long and I have days where I can still hardly believe that I’m still losing weight. It’s a miracle, folks. I still can’t really think beyond the current day or I get really nervous I’ll never make my goal….yet….
Here I am. I’m now half a pound away from the halfway point to my goal!!!
So, with all that jibber jabber done, on to my goals…be warned they are as colorful as the autumn leaves outside. 🙂
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week (Beginning weight 194.0). I am down another 3.5 pounds this week and it’s the high point of my week. 🙂 I looked over my weigh-ins from last month and from October 15th to now, approximately one month, I’ve lost 9.5 pounds. This is the most I’ve lost in a month in a LONG time. 🙂 I think getting my rest, bumping up the water again and being careful with calories (because I knew I wasn’t exercising) must’ve helped, because I wasn’t expecting a loss like this with so little exercise. This puts me at 7.5 pounds lost so far this challenge. I should be anywhere from 4-12 pounds lost, so I guess I’m doing fine. 🙂
ACTIVITY GOALS:Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. No. I might get a second one in tomorrow, but so far I’ve only exercised one day this week. It’s been CRAZY busy and I just didn’t have or didn’t make time this week. I know I could’ve gotten a workout in earlier today, but I was in a creating mood and have been making digital scrapped stuff on the computer and then relaxing with a sick daughter all day. This WILL get back to normal next week.
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 I’ll get there, and I know I’m well on the way.
FOOD GOALS: Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Only about 4 out of 7 days. Finally got good on Wednesday and have done well since then. 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. No. I only journaled maybe two days this week. I did keep a decent running tally in my head daily, but that’s not good. I just didn’t take time to get things written/typed down.
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. No, but I re-visted a blog I’ve started following since the challenge started. This is good. 🙂
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. I had one “foo-foo” drink this week, but it was a tall skinny vanilla latte, equaling 90 calories. I’m putting this at yellow since, yes, I had one, but no it wasn’t the high-calorie one I used to buy in years past.
Hopefully this doesn’t sound like an update full of lame excuses, it’s just what my life has been like right now.
Thanks for checking in and I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I’ll be busy getting that exercise in and preparing for out-of-town guests next week. 😀
Hey, something tells me that you've done things other weeks to “earn” that loss! You're obviously doing something right! Keep it up! Nice on the goals!
A lot of my posts seem like a bunch of “lame excuses”. You're doing fine and you're being honest! Stay positive!
I don't think your update sounds bad at all! Sometimes we just have to take the loss and embrace it, because you know there will be weeks when you work your butt off and the scale doesn't budge!
I had a bad week on the challenge, just feeling that life got in the way a bit and took the easy way out not working hard enough on eating right, tracking, exercising, etc. Congratulations on the loss. The body does weird stuff, gaining when we did our best, losing when we have had extra calories. Good luck next week. I think you've got a great plan.
Be thankful for a week with an easy loss. There are far too few of them and far too many of the hard losses out there.
Have a great Thanksgiving week!
LEAH!! In the 180's – I am so glad for you!! Congratulations on such a great month and a really solid update!!
Keep up the great work. You will be the prettiest wife at graduation when your hubby is finished!