Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 218
Current weight: 199
This week's loss: Gained 1 pound
Total weight loss: 19 pounds
Last week's dream focus: STOP SKIPPING MEALS! Start eating the way I did in the first six weeks of my weight loss journey, find better ways of dealing with my frustration... hmm, like maybe working out? Work out 2 times - keeping track of any bonus workouts, stay under caloric budget for the week, and stay positive!
What went well: I worked out twice last week, including the fabulous 80's Zumba party where we danced for an hour and a half! I had a bit of an eye-opening week in the way I view myself, my set-backs, and my journey.
Even though I gained another pound, I don't feel defeated at all! Instead, I feel refreshed and renewed! I was shocked when I saw that I was one pound away from hitting the 200 mark again. But I actually didn't want to cry. I didn't want to give up. I didn't feel anxious, stressed, sick, worried, or any of the old, "normal" emotions I used to feel. I actually felt okay with it. It was like I saw it as a one-time thing... that I would NOT allow myself to reach 200 again. I love my dream and I know I'll make it a reality, so I look for the lesson(s) I needed during that week and I take them with me.
Gosh, I'm just finding it difficult to explain how amazing and different I feel. I just know that I love the person I'm seeing in the mirror now. I love the person I see in my driver's license picture. I love this journey. And I love the person I'm becoming.
Other good news, I haven't felt angry this week! And, I consulted with a GNC associate to purchase the best protein shake for my needs. It's called Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Protein and it tastes great! (So excited!)
Challenges: I'm still trying to motivate myself to implement the 15-20 minute toning and strength workouts around my high-impact dance sessions. I haven't been skipping as many meals as the prior two weeks, but it's still a bit of a challenge. And, since high school baseball has started, I've noticed our family has been eating less home cooked meals and more restaurant foods. It's been a challenge to eat a salad instead of pizza. But each time I do well, I'm strengthening my resistance "muscle" and it gets a little easier! I did exceed my caloric budget by just under 200 calories (but it's no big thang)!
This week's dream focus: Eat sensibly when dining at a restaurant or ordering take-out foods; eat a healthy breakfast, even if it's a protein shake; work out 2 times, keeping track of any bonus workouts; stay under caloric budget for the week; and stay positive - finding the best in every situation!
Now let's go... and make our world more beautiful!