Total Loss: 45 pounds (I lost another TWO POUNDS this week!)...But I know I could have lost more. It's time to really start bringing in the calories consumed, I think.
What I craved this week: I didn't have any real cravings until Monday night. I limited the chocolate covered pretzels to 6 on Saturday night and ignored the tortilla chips and salsa on my plate that night for dinner. I also got a small ice cream from Marble Slab Saturday night instead of a medium (or a large...)
On Monday night, all I wanted was Chik-Fil-A for dinner. I had the calories left to eat, so I went ahead and splurged on chicken strips and waffle fries. I may have also splurged on ice cream from McDonald's as well.
And I DID NOT crave a diet coke! I drank water with my Chik-Fil-A, and it was delicious.
|hello almost skinny face.|
And finally, over the weekend, I bought new sports bras and new work-out capris in a size large. I've been a size XL (and also a size XXL) for so long that I never really saw myself as needing only a large. But after lots of loose sports bras and pants that almost fall down wile I run, I decided it was probably a good idea to get clothes that fit.
I'm not ready to wear a size large in regular clothes just yet. But I am getting there!
Workouts planned for this week: I made a work-out schedule over the weekend, and so far I have stuck to it - except for on Tuesday night. After a long, busy clinic and then voting, I decided to take my tired self and sore heel home for relaxing. I'm hoping to make it to the gym on Thursday morning instead.
Personal Goal(s) for this week: No eating lunch out for the work week! I have more calories left over for dinner (when I am the hungriest) when I take my own lunch. Plus it helps save money. I also want to continue to track everything - even when I go over my calorie goals. It's important for me to see and remember what I am putting into my body.
I need to work on limiting sweets. I love ice cream and frozen yogurt more than almost anything. And I will eat it every chance I get. The calories in frozen yogurt aren't awful, but I know it would be better if I limited my consumption of sweets (especially the frozen kind) even more. So I am hoping and planning to only have frozen sweetness a total of three times this week or less.
|last week's calorie deficits|
Favorite Quote(s) for this week: "Fitness to me, isn't about a crunch or a push-up: It's about taking your power back. " - Jillian Michaels
"It's all about lifestyle change." - Bob Harper
"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan
What I'm looking forward to: Running. I want to be back in the game of running and training for another 5K. But I know I need to get this plantar fasciitis under control first...More spinning. Nothing pushes me quite like spin class, and I need that push...It reminds me how far I have really come.
And.. on a note unrelated to weight loss, I am looking forward to the outside of our new house being DONE. Rock gets hung Thursday! It will finally look like a real house then, and they can get to work on insulation, drywall, flooring, and all the other fun stuff.