Monday, June 27, 2016
About a month ago, I re-started on my healthy journey. Prior to that, I did a lot of soul searching about why I want to lose weight, what are my obstacles, what things have worked for me, what food items I have a hard time putting down once I start, etc.
So week 1 I did great. I made good, healthy choices exercising and eating, and I lost 3.5 pounds. I felt really good.
Week 2 was also a good week, and I lost another pound. Still feeling good.
Week 3, I did not follow my plan. I'm not even sure why, but I let things go, and I gained 2 pounds. (I know it's not all about the number on the scale, but it is one way to measure, and I knew that I had not made the healthiest choices.)
Week 4, last week, I again did not follow through. I only have excuses for that. We had company from out of state, we had a couple parties to attend, just excuses. I still could have made good choices regardless of those things, but I did not. When I weighed in this morning, I thought I had gained half a pound, but when I went to record my weight, it turns out I actually lost half a pound. So that was a happy surprise.
This week I am back to living healthier choices. A small change I am making this week is to record how I feel when I'm getting ready to eat. Am I really hungry, or am I just bored, tired, stressed, or craving something specific, or eating by the clock? I think this step will make me more accountable, and may provide some data I can use to look at my behaviors and how I use food/react to different unavoidable emotions. I also plan to check out some different strength training as my routine is getting a little boring.