Weightloss Wednesday: Week 2 Update

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Another imperfect week around here. There was a holiday involved, and some high stress days, so that’s the excuse this time. I’m trying not to allow myself too many excuses, while still not completely beating myself up and getting down about the “failures.” I know all too well where that leads and it’s binge city, which I’m trying to avoid.

Victories & Setbacks this week

Eating Out. I did eat out more than I wanted to this week. It’s so ironic, because I love to cook, and I deeply desire to eat all real food, but for some reason the junk food provided by fast food is just a huge stumbling block to me–I crave it. And, eating out almost always means soda/pop with the meal, which I know is just awful.

Snacks. I usually don’t keep a lot of snacks in the house, but when I went shopping I splurged on some treats for us to include with our fourth of July picnic lunch. Having those things in the house has resulted in my eating them way too much. Especially when I didn’t go back to the store to replenish the fruits mid-week. There were a couple of days that I did better on eating the fruits and veggies.

Exercise. Still going strong on  Jillian’s 30 Day Shred video. Today was day 9 and there have been a couple of days I probably wouldn’t have done it alone, so having my hubby to help keep me accountable with this has been huge. She says we should feel more endurance by now and I really haven’t. I believe it’s because (1) I haven’t been sleeping very well lately, partly due to insomnia and partly due to not getting in bed when I should; and (2) because my eating habits haven’t been that great. When I’m still fueling myself with sugar, soda, and junkfood, it’s going to be hard to do a workout like that right now. So, I need to continue to work on those things.

Meal Planning. I have been a bit better about meal planning, but have still had some slip ups. I need to be more pro-active about planning and having healthy, real food choices available and prepared beforehand.

Not a great week, but still moving slowly in the right direction and hoping for a better update next week! 

Results Week 2

My weight tends to fluctuate a bit. I weighed 209.4 for my Healthy Wage weigh-in video, and then the very next day I weighed 211.6. So, I really have even a couple pounds more to lose than I thought.

Considering that fluctuation as best as I can, I have lost approximately 1.5 lbs this week. Not very exciting, but still moving slowly in the right direction. And, technically is on track with what I need to lose per week to meet my goal (1.5 lbs).

Starting Weight: 209.4
Current Weight: 204.8
Goal Weight on 12/22: 169.4

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