Back so soon? I know, I was surprised too.
I made it through week 1! Definitely had a few bumps in the road along the way, but all in all this was a good first week and I’m very happy with the results. First of all, I’ve just got to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who commented on this post and on the YouTube video. I’m still a bit overwhelmed at the support you have given, and I’ve been especially touched by hearing your own experiences as well. It’s so helpful to know that I’m not alone in my struggle.
Ok, enough of this blubbering. Here’s this week’s video update!
The Too Long Don’t Watch Summary
This week was all about coming to terms with just how much I really have been eating. I figured this out by tracking what I ate, down to measuring out the soy milk and maple syrup I put in my coffee and on my oatmeal. These two little additions add up to a lot, if I’m not careful! The biggest truth I had been hiding from was how much I had been indulging in cashews, or more specifically, my Savory Cashew Cream. I use it in so many things, and I don’t think that’s necessarily bad, but when I don’t exercise restraint, that’s when I’m just working against myself.
For breakfasts I mostly ate oatmeal, because I like it, and it fills me up. Now that it’s fall I’ve really loved the apple and cinnamon combo, and this week I’ll probably stir some pumpkin in too. I did a lot of leftovers for lunches, mainly brown rice with broccoli and either peanut sauce or lemon, depending on what I had. Those were yummy throw-togethers. On the weekend I made the most amazing crispy oil-free potatoes, and whoa, those are coming to the blog at some point. I also made a hearty mushroom soup and ate it with too much of Michael’s amazing sourdough bread. Me and bread…sigh. I need to learn to love it just enough, and no more. Know what I mean, fellow carbivores?
I went to Barre3 class 4 times this week. My goal was 5, but I’m very proud of what I did. Can’t wait to get back at it this week. I’m scheduled for the 8:45am class another 4 days in a row, so we’ll see how things go!
Week 2 – By the Numbers
Starting weight: 250.6 lbs
Current weight: 245.4 lbs
Weight lost this week: 5.2 lbs
Goal weight by 40th birthday on March 18, 2019: 199.6 lbs (basically, just want to get under 200 pounds by that day)
Final goal weight: 150 lbs (aiming to hit this by October 1, 2019)
When I saw that I’d lost 5 pounds, of course I was thrilled, but then the reality of the situation set in. Chances are good that next week’s weigh-in will be substantially lower, to kind of balance things out. I’m ok with that, I’ve experienced it before. It’s just the knowing that I need to work just as hard this week, if not harder, and I will likely not get anywhere near this result at the end. Gotta play the long game…
I’m really proud of how this week went! It’s definitely motivating me forward. Making it happen, one day at a time, one good decision at a time. Here’s to another great week!