I got on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh in as I usually do and gasped when I saw the number.
That’s right. I lost 3.2 lbs from last week! I actually had to weigh myself 3 more times to make sure that was accurate and it was. I also hit my 5% weight loss goal and went down one point for my daily allowance.
I have to admit it was a bit emotional for a few seconds. I finally feel back in control of my body, my choices, and my health. In this crazy world, this is really all we can control. I will never allow myself to let food control my life again and make me feel miserable and out of control. NEVER!
I’ve contemplated in my head over and over again why I’ve gained and lost weight so many times. I’m starting to think it’s to teach me a lesson about appreciating my body. All the times I lost weight, I was never satisfied. All I could still see was the 250 lb fat girl I had become. It’s hard to shake the mental image once you’ve lived through it. I look back at pics of myself and think “what was wrong with you?! you looked amazing!” Yes, I was still overweight but not “fat.” Does that make sense? This time around I’m going to be nicer to myself through this process.
What I Did Differently
I looked back over my tracker from last week to see how I had such a successful week. As promised in last week’s weigh in, I cut out the Arnold bread for breakfast and lunch. I’ve been sticking to just egg beaters with a laughing cow cheese wedge for breakfast and a grilled chicken salad for lunch. I’ve been trying to only eat carbs during dinner. That seems to have always worked best for my body when I eat like that. I don’t mind eating the same meals every day because I don’t have to think about it.
My Current Workout Routine
I also kicked it up at the gym this week. Let me tell you . . . I’m addicted to kickboxing! I’ve always loved this as a form of cardio. It works out your ENTIRE body so it burns fat and sculpts your muscles at the same time. I’ve been doing the Jillian Michaels Kickboxing DVD and doing my own intervals with our boxing bag. My husband and I have our own little gym in the garage so there’s no excuses! Here’s what my daily workouts look like lately:
- 20 – 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 or higher
- 10-15 minutes of free weights (I’ve been focusing on my arms)
- 20-30 minutes of kickboxing
- Walking Chuy around the neighborhood as a cool down
Goals for Next Week and Beyond
My next mini goal is to get out of the 230’s for good which I know will happen by next week. The goal from there is to blast through the 220’s. From there, I can really see the light again. That’s only another 20 pounds to put me back in onederland! It finally seems doable.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
How was your week?