Every Tuesday morning when I drag my butt and morning hair downstairs to our freezing cold basement to weigh myself I think “didn’t I just do this”? Seriously, the weeks have been flying by! Before I know it summer will be here – along with my 20 year high school reunion!! Ahhh. Well this just reaffirms that I need to make each day count. Even without my reunion coming up I would hate for days, weeks, months, even years to pass by and think I wish I did “fill in the blank”. There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to start making changes – even if it is just small changes.
Onto my weigh in…
Here are my official stats:
Starting weight (SW): 177
Goal Weight (GW): 125
Current Weight (CW): 147.5
Pounds Loss: – 1.5 lbs
This week I had a 1.5 weight loss! Woohoo! Each week I shoot for a 1 -2 pound loss so this is perfect for me!
I will admit, just like last week, I was a little nervous about getting on the scale. I can’t imagine why …hmmm maybe because I know I need to announce to the world my current weight and would be lying if I said I was completely confident I would see a weight loss each week. I am doing much better in keeping mindful with eating clean but I am not as disciplined as I would like to be. I still find myself grabbing food when I am not hungry or when I am outside the house. However, I am making progress and to me any progress is better than nothing or worse regressing back to my old ways.
My take away lesson for this week is mindfulness. It is so easy to get off track when we are busy, stressed, not at home, or just out of our normal routine. This past week I was very busy at work then over the weekend we had my daughter’s birthday party. In each of those situations I tended to grab more snacks and bites. It wasn’t until after the fact I thought “I don’t now why I ate that…I was not even hungry”. I remember specifically thinking that when I ate a slice of pizza at the party. The pizza was not even that good and certainly not clean since it was provided by the bounce house place where we had her party.
I know this is not the end of the world but I would really like to get to a place where I can think mindfully about food – especially at parties and such – before I eat and regret it. Moving forward I am going to think a lot more about my meals ahead of time and pinpoint situations (ex. superbowl party) where I might struggle with some mindless eating. Of course, I will still enjoy hanging out at a party or my parent’s house but I need to work on keep the little bites and snacking under control.
Of course, keeping exercise on the high priority list will continue to be a focus for me this week. I haven’t yet made it the habit I want it to be. My goal is to wake up and start the day with a run on the treadmill or some strength training. Right now it is still a struggle for me and not even close to being a habit. However, I am working on it and feel good about the progress I have made.
Those are my thoughts for the week.
List your stats below and like always share your triumphs, struggles, and any other tips or thoughts you have. I learn so much from all of you. If you are knew to the weekly weigh in just jump right in.