Current weight: 142 pounds
Last week's weight: 141 pounds
Total weight loss: 28 pounds
(Just a random picture from our recent vacation to tide you all over until I take updated weight-loss pictures)
Well, I gained one pound since last week, but I really do think it was kind of a fluke that I was at 141 last week in the first place. So I feel okay about 142, but hopefully I'll still continue to lose weight. As for my goals from last week, here's how I did:
-lift weights twice Did it!
-go running twice Went running once, yesterday evening.
-go on walks every day, starting today Went on walks most days, but not Friday (I was having a cleaning meltdown) and not yesterday (the weather was blah).
I think having specific, weekly goals was good for me, so I'm going to do it again this week. (Oh, and sorry again for no picture! I am a total failure about taking pictures, it seems. I blame it entirely on our crazy schedules.) Anyway, here are my goals for this week:
-lift weights twice
-go running twice
-go on walks every day
-eat at least 1 serving of veggies every day
-do at least 50 crunches every day
-make myself a little chart of these goals that I can see during the week and check things off
-actually take a picture of myself to show you all!
I was talking to one of my good friends yesterday who's also been trying to lose weight for the past little while and we were talking about how much time it takes to be healthy. Planning meals, taking time to exercise, the hassle of showering with a little one around and just how much that can deter us (or at least me--haha) from exercising, etc. But, while I have been getting totally lax about what I eat and what I'm doing to be healthy, she continues to stick with it and do a really great job. Talking with her yesterday definitely inspired me to be better, so I'm going to try harder this week. I think my biggest problem at this point is that I get to Tuesday, realize I haven't made any progress, make some goals, then forget about it for the rest of the week since the next Tuesday is now "so far away" (in my head at least) and then instead of losing weight and making good habits I find myself slipping back into my old (very bad) habits. But having specific goals last week helped me keep my focus a little better. And, I know, aren't you all thinking, "Umm... Katie, this whole making goals thing shouldn't be a news flash. That's totally what you used to do before!" But it's so easy to slip out of good habits and I definitely have. So I'm trying to get back into the swing of things without having to totally revert back to writing everything down in my food journal and entering everything into MyPyramid. Wish me luck.
P.S. I got some skinny jeans for free (not over the top, but, you know, still skinny jeans) a couple of weeks ago when my friends and I went to search through all the stuff the freshman were getting rid of at the dorms. I picked the jeans up because I saw they were a size 9 (my size 10 jeans have been mega loose on me for a while now, but I'm too cheap to buy new ones). I didn't try them on until I got home and that was when I realized they were skinny jeans. The thought, "Am I cool enough to wear these?" definitely passed through my mind. But I decided to give it a shot and, let me just say, I am so glad I did. I love love love them. They are so much more flattering and make me feel more stylish. It is definitely going to my head.