Great week for me! I lost another 5 pounds total!!!
I couldn't be more pleased with my self for all my hard work. I feel good and am starting to notice the 9 pounds I lost. I still need to get some pictures up. Sorry, I have been so busy lately with you know...working out, being a mother, being a wife, and being a teacher. It's hard to fit other things into the daily routing, especially things like taking pictures of myself.
Anyway, my diet over the last week was great! I have been really strict with myself on calories and have put into plan that if I want a treat, I can't just eat it, I have to omit something else to indulge in the treat so my caloric intake doesn't increase just because I want to eat something a little bad for me. I have been surprised at how great my self control really is when I want it to be. I turned down cherry cheesecake! That is one of my favorite desserts and I turned it down, opted for a skinny cow instead. There were a couple days where I felt like I was starving and depending on the time of day I would eat an additional snack. I don't want to get to the point that I am so starving that I make a bad eating decision. I feel like once I slip into losing my self-control, I don't know if I would be able to start back up again. So, for now, I need to put a handle on every aspect of my diet and if I feel really hungry I am going to allow myself the extra healthy snack even if it means going over my daily caloric amount. I just don't want to put myself at risk for slipping up.
As far as my workouts go. I was really upset with myself for gaining a pound although it probably wasn't my fault. Because of that I decided to boost my intensity level at the gym. I started running. I ran for 3 days and then I decided to I would start the Couch to 5k program. I have finished all 3 days of week 1. I feel really good about the program and believe that I will be successful at it. It's weird though, I did a mid week weigh in just for curiosities sake and it seems like as soon as I started running, the pounds started dropping. So, I think running is working for me and as long as it does, I am going to continue doing it. Actually I really want to be a runner. I want to feel that runners high that avid runners get. I want to feel free and not trapped in my body and heavy to the ground. Running feels good, I can definitely feel that I am HEAVY but, I know that I won't always be and I like how great I feel after I have completed a run. So, in addition to my running I have increased the pounds in my weight training. My trainer thought I should, she said it seemed to easy for me. So, I increased everything by 2 pounds. 2 pounds is a noticeable difference. Holy moly! I have been so sore since my weight increase. It feels great though. I also started yoga on Saturday. I loved it! I am definitely going to make it a weekly thing. I feel like my workout routine is complete and yes, it will have to be ever changing so I don't fall into a plateau but, I have a good system that is working so far and with the personal trainer I will get help in changing it when I need to.
I have realized that I am definitely NOT an emotional eater. I am a food addict. I just love food! I love how food tastes and when it's delicious, I don't want to stop eating. I am also a boredom eater. I am bored...ok I will just eat something. Boredom has been a battle for me this week but I fought the fight and my self-control won! I did not eat out of boredom once this week! I didn't get some household chores done in addition to working full time. I am so pleased with myself.
I have been wondering when I am going to crash. I have been on such a high because I have felt so good. I am so excited about my weight loss journey that it really hasn't been that hard for me. There have been times it was hard but, nothing I couldn't handle. I feel like my excitement can't last for too long. When am I going to get to the point where I am fighting with myself to keep trying? I feel like it might be right around the corner and maybe that feeling is a good thing so I can brace myself to fight and fight hard.
My husband bought me a new scale. It's a digital scale with body fat and hydration measurements. I am so excited about it. I will be able to know my exact weight. It was kinda hard to tell what it was on the dial scale and I could only know the whole number. Funny thing is this morning, I weigh exactly 206.00 pounds.
9 pounds of total weight loss since I started my journey just a few weeks ago! I am pleased!