WEEK 3 GOALS:
Weight Loss: .8 lb goal - SUCCESS! (1.4lb lost)
My weigh ins are Tuesday mornings, so by the time I'm posting my RFSC weekly update, my weigh in is 5 days past. But I want to include my stats in my updates, so here goes:
I lost 1.4 lbs, and was down to 145.0 on Tuesday! PSYCH!!!!
NSV: More water & Sleep. HALF SUCCESS
I've been making a point to drink more water each day, but I'm still up all wacky hours at night. My daughter's been on Spring Break though, and school resumes tomorrow - so that should be changing.
Nutrition: Stay on track during a social gathering w/ lots of food/drinks. SUCCESS!
Saturday's cocktail party would have been a much more indulgent event if not for my mental prep ahead of time. I didn't overeat, but I also allowed myself to enjoy the food there without any guilt. This is going to be life - I'm going to enjoy food at social gatherings, so my goal was to do that without going overboard. I'm REALLY happy with how I did, and I am digging feeling so confident and in control about it. Just the fact that numerous brie and raspberry phyllo hors d'oeuvres were in my presence that did NOT end up in belly - that is a huge deal. They are sooooooo goooooooood. (the three I did eat were VERY satisfying!)
Fitness: Bring it outside and vary my workouts more. 12 push ups. HALF SUCCESS.
Started tennis. Will continue this outdoor/mix-it-up goal in the coming weeks, more and more.
Push ups - did 10 last time I tried. Did 8 more in a 2nd set, but there was a stretching-pause in between, and I want to complete 12 in a row before calling it a success and increasing my goal.
GROUP GOAL: Visit other blogs - HALF SUCCESS
I visited quite a few and left comments on most of them, but no time to read them all, and I didn't want to post generic well wishes without bothering to read at least the latest post in full. I do have a few favorite blogs by now, and they're quite varied in theme and style. Some of my favorite bloggers are very motivational with their challenging workout details and healthy eating plans (Annie the Shrinking Chick, Plum Petals...). With others, I connect with how they feel about eating. (So many of you I can't name y'all.) I love Maren's blog pics of her hikes, and her always positive outlook.
Pink Elephant's pics and ideas (like her awesome journal w/ stats and stickers) are motivational and give me ideas I want to implement in my own journey. Crazy (kind of) Fat's blog is hilarious and fun to read - but twice this week her posts about yummy foods left me craving those foods. (After her bagel-love post, I got bagels stuck in my mind and had a huge one for lunch the next day, and debated having a 2nd the next morning. Her latest post w/ the amazing pic of the pizza pie - yeah, well...I know what I'll be debating for lunch tomorrow. I just hope she doesn't post a cheesecake pic.)
Raeesa's blog and feedback on my posts have been incredibly motivational for me too - maybe in large part because we're on the same track - similar goals, similar outlooks, and I think we want to lose the same amount of weight. Plus, she's at MyFitPal also, and it's helpful seeing her daily updates (always good ones!) on my homepage there. (Thanks, Raeesa!)
Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to read or post on my blog. I check in on everyone in my bloglist as the newsfeed shows new posts. I just don't always have time to post, but I'm pulling for all of you and appreciate all the honesty, bluntness and optimism being shared!
My goals for Week 4:
Weight loss: .8 lb
Fitness: 12 push ups, 6 challenging workouts (including a hike/mtn climb), and start adding weighted butt crunches to my workouts.
Nutrition: If my Tuesday weigh-in shows another loss, this will illustrate to me that I lose more on weeks when I have both low calorie intake days, and 2 or even 3 high calorie intake days - as opposed to keeping every day right around my "daily goal". If this is the case, I'll start thinking more along the lines of my weekly calorie intake, and not bother with ANY negative feelings on the days I eat a thousand of more cal's over my daily goal, the the days I barely meet my goal and am wondering if I should workout for fear of ending up too low for the day.
NSV: Water & Sleep - get the water up to 6 glasses a day each day. Bed before midnight.
(I'm typing this at 3:18am.)
MOTIVATION PIC: A no-cellulite butt. My summer goal.