Weight Loss Wednesday #7

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No change in the scale this week. I know the common phrase is ‘the slower it comes off, the longer it will stay off’ but I’m anxious to say goodbye to the 230s. I managed 4.5 workouts this week, (one of them doesn’t count as a full workout because it was only about 15 minutes last night). My challenge lately has been office food… cookies, cakes, iced cream and just random candies… the temptation is everywhere. Yesterday I knew there would be iced cream cake and cookies at a meeting, so I ate a bunch of carrots before going in so I wouldn’t be hungry, and in turn less tempted. It worked! (though the cake looked amazing…)

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I’ve been slipping on the amount of water I should be drinking – and my body is definitely feeling it. I’m achy, tired, and breaking out more than normal. I’m switching my exercise routine starting tonight to PiYo (A Pilates / Yoga program) for the next 8 weeks. I have not been stretching enough and sitting at a desk all day isn’t helping. I’m also hoping that changing to something completely different for a couple months will reignite that *spark*.

weight loss wednesdayHow is your weight loss journey going? Any struggles or successes you’d like to share? How do you handle food temptations?

Weight Loss Wednesday #4

wlw4bHappy Wednesday everyone! I missed WLW last week because I had a huge event going on at work, but I’m back at it this week and hopefully won’t need to miss another one for a long time.

First thing I want to mention is I finally got the Facebook group up – it’s set to private, and if you are looking for support I encourage you to join so we can all reach our goals together!

On to my update. Not gonna lie, I didn’t get a chance to formally work out once this week… and by didn’t get a chance, I just straight up mean I didn’t do it. Tuesday and Wednesday I was on my feet all day – running around organizing and decorating, and afterward I was completely spent… Thursday and Friday were pretty much write offs, Saturday my little man was sick so we spent most of the day cuddling, and Sunday was so beautiful we spent the entire day outside in the sun playing in the pool. So today will be my first workout in a little over a week. I am anxious to do it, which is a good sign – sticking with my favorite workouts from T25 for now (speed 1.0, cardio, stretch… repeat) as he’s one of the few instructors that doesn’t irritate me.

I am down 6 lbs! Now… that includes the 4 that I had put on but it’s still progress.

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs

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I am getting used to not snacking on junk in the evening most days, but I am still very tempted to grab chips or chocolate whenever I am in the grocery store. I’m also struggling with breakfast again… I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’m quite sluggish in the morning and choosing between 20 minutes of sleep, or making breakfast… sleep wins every time. So I have a few changes I’m implementing this week…

1) Going to bed earlier. This is a hard one for me, because I really need my *me* time to recharge at the end of the day… I typically go to bed at about 10:00 – which I know isn’t late for most people, but I always end up on my phone for another 30 minutes, and 5AM comes quick. So my goal is to climb in to bed at 9:00, and still allow myself the 30 minutes of phone surfing time… and we’ll see if that makes a difference in how I feel in the morning. I would love eventually to be able to wake up, have a shower, eat breakfast… and then get ready for the day.

2) Water water water. I’ve cut out soda pretty much completely – but I’ve been so busy I find the only time I’m drinking water is when I power down a couple glasses at dinner. I’ve set up reminders in my calendar now once an hour so I start drinking it again regularly throughout the day.

3) Exercise no matter what. Even if I’m so tired I’m just going through the motions, I need to get this going so I can turn it in to a habit instead of a chore… my goal this week is 5x – and I will post on the group whenever I’ve completed one – I encourage you to do the same!

How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

Weight Loss Wednesday #3

WLW3bLate in the day post today, but I really don’t want to miss a Wednesday. I’ll just get right to it… I stepped on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh in – and I’ve gained 4 lbs. Now… the rational side of me is saying ‘It’s happened before, it’s probably just that time of the month and water weight or something stupid’ but the irrational, louder side of me is just saying ‘WTF… give me a kit kat!’1420469141-regina_george_sweatpantsI’ve been doing alright with eating breakfast – I scarf down a couple spoonfuls of granola before leaving the house in the morning. I’ve been drinking a lot more water, so buying the second water bottle has definitely helped. I haven’t been exercising much this week because work has been crazy… I know that’s a bad excuse and I should be able to find 30 minutes a day to exercise, stepping on the scale this morning was definitely motivation to find the time.

I don’t feel defeated yet… I am holding on to hope that I will step on the scale next week and those 4lbs will be gone again – I also know you shouldn’t measure progress by the scale, but with 65lbs to lose it’s hard to not focus on it a bit.

My small step for this week is no more snacking after 7pm. It’ll be the hardest one yet as I am a hardcore snacker… but I think it will also make the biggest difference so far.

How was your week? Anything you struggled with? What are you most proud of accomplishing?