Thank you for all of your amazingly supportive comments on last week’s weigh-in post. I was a bit of a downer, I admit it. The good news is that every week presents an opportunity to start fresh (I know every meal, every minute is supposed to be like that but let’s get real – when you’re down, it’s hard to get out of it). Anyways, my point is that this week was GREAT. If you haven’t noticed, I was in a very good mood making pelmeni (seriously, it was a blast!) and relaxing over a long weekend. Each of these “events” gave me something to look forward to and on top of that, getting back to exercise with my 21 in 31 challenge balanced me. Yes, exercise just makes it all better. I hate that I don’t force myself to do it when I’m down because it definitely just makes me a happy happy camper (or something like that 😉 ) 😀
All right, let’s see – notable happenings this past week.
1) I tried 4 new classes at the Back Bay Healthworks: ride, fusion strength, kick-it and body defined. I realized that I LOVE kickboxing. I used to take it all the time but Fitcorp didn’t have it. This reminded me what a blast it is (I was grinning like an idiot the entire class). Maybe I’ll join a kickboxing studio some day. A girl can dream
2) I only worked out 3 days (2.5 hours in total) – I took Friday – Monday off exercise completely despite bringing workout gear to Maine. Relaxing took priority this past weekend and it’s clear that you don’t have to kill yourself at the gym to still lose weight (diet is 95% of it!!).
4) I ate reasonably. I ate out twice (maybe 3 times?), ordered what I felt like (which normally isn’t heavy anyways) but kept portions reasonable. I also truly tried to listen to my body and only eat what I craved and what I knew would make me feel good. For example, last night when we got home from Maine, Adam asked if I wanted to make pizza. I knew it would weigh me down so I made a giant smoothie instead. It was refreshing and exactly what I needed.
5) I thought about nutrition too. When hungry, I tried to think about things that would satisfy me for a decent amount of time. I hate grazing non-stop all day so I kept that in mind and chose accordingly.
And with that, folks – I was down 4lbs according to the Weight Watchers scale. I don’t like using it though because it’s at lunch time and my weight depends on how much I eat and drink prior to that point and exactly what I’m wearing. My scale at home (in the morning is the best measurement) showed 153.8lbs as of 8:07am today. 😀 That’s 2.8lbs below starting weight. I’ll take it!
On a related topic, at my weight watchers meeting we were talking about weight loss obstacles and creating our own “toolbox” with helping us with continuing this journey. One lifetime member (she’s maintained for 9-years) mentioned that she loves her “junk” snacks that are already incorporated into her pre-planned meals (like diet bread, WW ice cream, etc. yeah…not my idea of fun food but whatever). I said that the only problem is “stopping at just 1.” Her response was something along the “oh you’re so young.” Am I too young to have self control – is that something that’s learned later? I was so confused by this comment. I mean, there were plenty of older members that were there for the same reason that I was – to LOSE WEIGHT. If age makes you wiser, why are so many adults overweight? What’s ironic is that while she’s judging me for being “young” and immature (or something), I kind of judge her a little for the food jail that she created for herself with all the “diet” foods she eats. Oh the irony.
Anyways, great week overall. I feel good. My clothes feel a little better. I’m motivated with continuing to move my booty at Healthworks. Hope to be back here next Tuesday with another positive update. What do you have in your “survival toolbox?”
PS – If you haven’t already, please vote for me HERE so that I could advance to round 5. Thanks so much!!! 😎