April Recap and May

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Man, last month was a busy one! I have been working more than most sane people would like, last week having worked 3, 12 hour serving shifts back to back. I'm attempting to save up some money for events I have coming up this summer, and also just to have. I once had a huge cushion financially, when I was back at my old military job. I am working on rebuilding it.

I did pretty well on my goals from April. I applied lotion/facial moisturizer every day. I ate within my calorie range most of the time, while I wasn't as great at tracking toward the end of the month as I could have been. I still binge drank, it is something that I am so good at avoiding for weeks at a time and then I have a week where I do it twice. One usually leads into the other.

I worked out every day in April except for 2, and both of those days I worked long days on my feet at work. I really like the feeling of working out every day. I had a coworker tell me that it is horrible for my body, and that I am going to hurt myself. I explained to her that the type of workouts vary so much, some days I'll only ride my bike to work and some days I'll burn 1000 calories. Depends on my schedule, how I'm feeling, etc. I don't force myself to do anything that feels bad.

I cannot handle sweets. I have never been able to, and I am still unable to. I had some sweet binging issues in April. I would eat a little, and then couldn't stop. I hate the loss of control that comes with binging, and while it is a very rare experience, it still gives me anxiety. How do you keep from overeating sweets? I am wondering if I will have to completely remove them from my life to avoid these issues.

I lost 3.5 pounds last month which isn't a huge amount, but is enough that I am coming up on the 120's. I hit 129 at one point last week but I was pretty dehydrated. I have decided that May is going to be "no weigh May" so that I can think about it less and think more about how my body feels, how my clothing fits, etc. I lost an inch off of my waist last month, and another off of my thighs. That is insane to me. I'll take inches over pounds any day! While doing some of the positions in my hot yoga classes, my face will be quite close to my thighs. Glistening from sweat, my muscles look fantastic, it is so rewarding. I have always loved my lower body over my upper body, but I am finally getting back to feeling comfortable in shorts after so long feeling anything but.

Do not weigh myself
Continue daily workout streak
floss each day! I am so bad about this!
Water! Seriously, water! More than the 8 cups per day.

6 weeks today until Bonnaroo. I will be wearing little clothes, mostly swim suits and sun dresses. I will be comfortable this year! I will continue on my path to the 120s. I will finish out my 26th year of life with a blast, and start the next one great.

Have a great weekend!
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    Keep on keeping on!
    2810 days ago
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    2819 days ago
    You are doing great, and having a plan is half the battle.

    2821 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    Good luck in May, you didnt do so bad in April. Congrats on the inches lost, that's amazing! 3 1/2 pounds is good, that's almost a pound a week. I have issues with drinking and sweets as well. I've issued a clean eating challenge for May for myself, so far, I'm 0 for 3, time to step it up!
    2821 days ago
    Sounds like April was pretty good overall. Good for you for making it so. Now knock off the binge drinking!!

    All the best for the month of May, I'm sure you'll do well once again!
    2822 days ago
    You are making good progress, some setbacks...but everyone has those. We have to keep thinking how we can improve, and then do it! (Easier said than done, I know.) But you ARE doing very well! Keep your spark lit!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    2822 days ago
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