May 28, 2016

Day Thirty-Eight: The Fifth Weigh-In and Week In Review

Wow, I've really dropped the blogging ball the past two weeks. Let's just say life's been crazy, work's been crazy, I've been crazy. Literally, just the other day my boss and I were sending each other emails with size 48 font and lots of emoticons. We'd gone crazy. And crazy is no mood to be in when you're trying to write down deep, thoughtful...thoughts. Apparently I am still not completely coherent, but we'll move on anyway.

You wouldn't know it, because I didn't tell you, but last week I lost 3.1 pounds. I was seriously having some trouble eating all the calories SparkPeople was telling me to eat, so I adjusted my account so that it wasn't adding calories in based on my workouts. My calorie range is now 1200-1550, which feels a lot more reasonable to me. With what I'm eating now, I don't need more calories to feel full. And I haven't had any negative side effects from "not eating enough." Before I was eating JUST TO EAT because I didn't want to eat too little, but I feel like that's a slippery slope to Red Vines. "Welp, I have to eat 300 more calories today, may as well eat the demon candy." So for now, a few less calories it is. Don't worry, as soon as I start feeling any adverse effects or hunger of any kind, I will be all over those extra calories, but for now I don't think I need them.

Moving oh, here is a look at this past week.

Honestly, as I sit here and write this, I don't remember much about what I ate this week. Which probably means that none of it was worth writing about. I stayed in my calories, even though I ate an obscene amount of lemon snaps this week. I also had Red Vines for lunch today. Damn it!

A few weeks ago I was a yoga machine. Now I am a walk-jogging machine. Each week I add thirty seconds to my jogging intervals, and take away thirty seconds of walking. This week I had even intervals of two minutes, thirty seconds each. It was tough, but I stuck with it. Because I've been working late all week, I didn't get any yoga done until today. But I still feel proud that I stuck with my 5K training.

Drum roll, please. This week I am down another 1.7 pounds to 227 pounds even. That is a total loss of 24.7 pounds in about 2 months. I couldn't be prouder of myself. Not just because I've lost weight, but because I've persevered through the rough bits and always come out on top. Losing weight is NOT easy, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. But if I can do it, I think anyone can, as long as they're in the right mindset.