To be honest, I'm surprised there wasn't a gain from this past week. Between no time at the gym and not eating amazing, I thought there might be. I am always feeling quite bloated today. So I will take my weight staying the same!
Total Loss: 45 lbs.
What I craved this week: I really wanted pizza, but I didn't eat any. I also wanted pasta of any kind. I only gave in a tiny bit when I ate a single serving of velveeta shells and cheese. I also have started craving (and drinking) coffee again. It hasn't been an every day occurrence but it has happened more than it should have; I blame Starbucks and their wonderful holiday drinks - like gingerbread lattes.
I did have one healthy craving. And that was for a salad. I gave into the craving on Tuesday night and enjoyed Jason's Deli's salad bar along with a bowl of tomato basil soup. It was delicious, and I didn't feel guilty for eating over my calories that day since I enjoyed so many good veggies and lots of protein.
What I noticed was different about my body: On Tuesday night, I walked from the gym to Jason's Deli. They are within 2 minutes of one another and driving my car to such a close place made no sense. While walking, I glanced in the window, and I almost looked thin. Looking at myself head on in the mirror, I feel like I am thinner, but I do not feel the same way when I look at my profile. It seems to me that my profile does not slim down at all. Seeing the reflection was a welcome change.
My face is also thinner. I feel like I have a neck now and not just a big double chin. I can feel my collar bones. The band for my Body Media Fit needs to be tightened which means my arms really are slimming down.
Workouts planned for this week: I completed a total of two work outs over the past week - Monday and Tuesday. I would like to make it to the gym at least five times over the next week. I plan on attending spin class on Friday morning, and I have a session scheduled with the trainer for Saturday morning. I plan on running a total of 10 miles on the elliptical over the next seven days as well.
Personal Goal(s) for this week: I didn't complete any of my goals from last week, so a lot of them are the same for this upcoming week. My goals include: continuing to track what I eat, limit sweets, complete 20 minutes of vigorous activity twice over the next week, and have three days with a 1200 calorie deficit. I am also hoping to lower the number of calories I eat on at least two days from 1713 to 1513.
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What I'm looking forward to: I am focused on what I am eating -- instead of just how much. I have noticed that I eat foods that are high in carbohydrates and high in fat. I need to eat more fruits and vegetables, so I plan to focus on eating lots of those and less on exactly how many calories I consume in one day. I am looking forward to this because I think eating more fruits and vegetables will make a huge difference in how I feel during the day.
I'm excited to finally work out with a trainer again this Saturday. I plan to soak everything up so I can use it in future work outs. I am also excited to feel the burn and be sore following that work out. I truly miss being sore; that's how I know I really worked hard.