I made my goal again this week! You know what? There are 2 main reasons that I have done so. First, as I said last week, my dad coming consistently makes a huge difference. Although I know he wouldn't mind getting a day off now and then, knowing he is coming really just makes me get dressed and go! Secondly, knowing that I am going to write this post every week, helps me keep accountable. Yes, all 17 of you who read this :-). Thanks to all for the encouragement!
I ran 3.25 miles on Monday, 4 miles on Wednesday and 2.5 miles on Friday. Each of those workouts, I also did weights! I really do feel that I am getting physically AND mentally stronger!
As I mentioned last week, I am not a breakfast eater. I really don't like eating first thing in the morning, but really do pay for it by lunch time. I tend to not eat and then BAM! I am starving and find myself eating everything in the cabinets. So I decided that I would drink meal replacement shakes in the morning, and if I have a morning that I have time, I will make a fruit smoothie. It's not a very exciting plan, but it is working for me right now! I have one right when I get up and one right before I work out and it has done wonders on keeping my blood sugar stable. I am finding myself being able to make wiser decisions also, because I am not famished and reckless!
Secondly, I did something this week that I can say I have never done. I placed fresh fruit in a bowl, sat it out where I would see it. I keep all my fruit in the refrigerator and forget it's in there most of the time. And I hate biting into a cold apple. So I placed some apples, pears and oranges in a bowl and noticed that when I went into the kitchen in need of a snack, my eyes would automatically see that bowl and I grabbed for a piece of fruit instead of rummaging through the cabinets. I know, it's not earth shattering or rocket science, but it's kinda a big deal for me :-)!
I am also proud of myself for keeping my portions under control this week. We had two birthday parties with pizza. I LOVE PIZZA. I could live on pizza and only pizza alone. But I made a conscious effort to eat a minimal amount and enjoy what I was eating. Along with pizza at the birthday parties, you can't forget about cake! I love cake!! But I didn't eat one slice! I actually didn't want any - since I made 2 cakes this week, the thought of eating any of it kinda made me sick!
There was none this week. We were only home 1 evening this week! Yikes, it was a crazy week. But as I said above, I made a conscious effort to make wise eating decisions.
I lost 2.2 pounds this week! After not losing anything last week, I am relieved that some of those stubborn pounds came off. So total I have lost 3.2 pounds so far. I don't have really a goal weight in mind. I just really, really, really want to get into my cute size 4/6 clothes again. When that happens I will be content! I am assuming I have another 10 pounds to go!
Your turn! Let me know how you are doing on your "healthy" goals! I want to know what things are working well with you and what things aren't! Let's do this together!