Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another Thursday - Down, But Not Out

It has been an awful, awful week.  I did fairly well Sunday and Monday. I had to talk myself into going for a 5K walk by myself on Monday, but I did it.  I knew that the week ahead wasn't going to leave me time for any walks or "runs" so I had to. Tuesday though, Tuesday was a disaster. . .

I was constantly hungry. Although I did my best to make healthy choices throughout the day, I ate too often and too much. (I was also a crabby bear after work, and ready to emotionally breakdown by bedtime.)

Wednesday was a decent day but was not easy.  I was definitely stress eating as work has been a bit hairy this week.

This week was pretty much a write off, although my weigh-in showed no loss but no gain either (thankfully).  I'm going to pick myself back up and continue on my way and start a new week with nothing but positive thoughts for the week ahead.

And it's going to be a rough one too. I've taken a second job, and I'll be working approximately 56 hours over the next seven days!  It won't be like this all the time, just this week as I have two training sessions to attend.  It will probably mean another week of no exercise as well, I'll just have to make sure that I get my ass back in gear when life settles down again.

Monday, September 7, 2015

And Then Came Thursday

After my weigh in on Thursday, I went downhill.  After a week-and-a-half of beautiful calorie deficits came three awful terrible food days.

I really have no excuse for Thursday.  It really started off well. Unfortunately I let myself make bad choices later in the day and treat myself to a Wendy's Frosty despite knowing that I had two bad days coming up ahead.

Friday we were having dinner at a friends.  While I could have chosen to eat light, I filled my plate and pigged out.  The foods of choice: KFC chicken and fries, as well as breadsticks with our salad (at least a small part was healthy).  And as if that wasn't already bad, I topped it with two Smores Oreo cookies.

Saturday we had a family event.  A cousin was visiting from England.  This is a rare event despite the large family we come from.  It was a potluck and despite my plans to take very little and fill my plate with veggies and fruit, I failed and filled my plate with everything else including some of my favourites - pirogies and potato salad.

Sunday, oh Sunday. . .finally a day to get back on track.  I did well but it was certainly a struggle.  If I was just starting, it could be the breaking point, but thankfully I know that this is something I can get past.

I have not exercised the last four days either.  However, I can still confidently say "I've got this".  My mind is made up and I need to get to the end of September so that I can get to the next part of my plan.  I promise that I'll fill you in when I get there!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Week That Was

Well, actually, week-and-a-half. The reason being that I'd rather not keep Monday's as my weigh-in day.  This takes me up to this past Thursday.

Let's go back to the beginning.  I weighed in Monday as planned and was surprised that the results were better than expected.  I would however like to lose 7.2 pounds before my next step.  

The week (and-a-half) was extremely good.  I went on several 5k walks, and two treadmill "runs"; Couch to 5k week 3, day 3 and week 4, day 1.  My calories were quite in balance ending each day with a deficit.  I struggled with food on several days though, but came through each day okay. My weigh-in on Thursday reflected the effort, I lost 2.8 pounds, meaning I have 4.4 pounds to go.  I have approximately 4 weeks to lose that much (or more).