I've lost another 1.1 lbs. There is definitely something about journaling and being accountable for reporting by weighing in. I know my loss could have been more this week. I am very happy to get this. It is one pound closer to my initial goal of getting to 199. That is my sight line. While my overall goal is 150, I am very certain that I would never reach 150 if I didn't focus small. My perfectionist tendencies cause my to give up when it seems so insurmountable to reach.
The cough from my cold is nearly gone. I haven't formally exercised this past week. However, yesterday, we were watching my oldest play basketball. The younger two were bored and tired of sitting watching a game they couldn't participate in. I took them to the school's entrance area that also serves as the cafeteria. The tables and chairs were up and out of the way leaving this ginormous space for running. I ran around with the younger two pretending to be a zombie. Then me and my son sprinted around trying to catch each other. We ducked and spun around to avoid each other's touch. They were out of breath. And I felt recharged and exhilarated.
So I will be back to exercise today. I will just make sure to take a hit of my fast acting inhaler to keep my lungs clear before I do.
Goals for week of Jan 23:
- Exercise 5 times this week
- Pack my meals and snacks and waters
- Do one thing a day for myself that isn't job related, kid related, house related, hubby related.
1/2 c. of oats
1 c. of water
2 tbsp of cranberries
1 tbsp of peanut butter
2 tsp of brown sugar (served over cooked oatmeal).
I nuke all but the sugar in the microwave for 3 minutes. I then sprinkle the sugar over the cooked oats and cover. Transport to work. Eat and not feel like eating until close to lunch, which is rare for me.
Fears: I must honestly say that I've gotten here before and then I "freak" out and start overeating again. In all honesty, I wasn't that great at the eating this week, but I made more good choices than the bad. And yes, the Snickers (and mistakenly a Milky Way bar) made its way into my eating this week. However, I tried to get back to task. I am scared that I will say, "oh, why does this matter? I'll just gain the weight again."
Hubby and I will be getting our Kettle training soon because scheduling that is hard with all the individual responsibilities. I will be getting back to my cardio with walking today and some Yoga for the plank work. I love Chaturangas. I am unhappy with my arms. I saw 4 pics of me at a black tie affair and my arms were bare because of the sleeveless dress. My arms were so soft and the skin loose looking. I was very disappointed because for as "beautiful" as I looked (and it isn't vanity saying this), I could only focus on my arms. It looked bigger than most other body parts.
What advice would you give me to not fail and revert to gaining weight when I am 3 lbs closer to my first goal?