Thoughts on Week 3
Holy habits, Batman! 🙂 This week I surprised myself by choosing more to do more activity than I’ve done in a while, including getting up early in the morning, which is just so not my scene. I’m noticing a change in my mindset as well as my body, and it’s been a powerful experience so far. I’m literally participating in and observing my own transformation, which is the best motivation and inspiration I could ask for.
Here’s this week’s video update!
The Too Long Don’t Watch Summary
This week was a continuation in tracking what I eat and hitting my activity goals. I don’t know if I’ll track my energy intake/output forever, but for right now, it’s immensely helpful. The biggest reality check continues to be how much I was actually consuming before staring this journey. For instance, check out this screen shot from the calorie tracker I’m using.
On this day I burned almost 700 calories with exercise so I was able to eat something like 1800 calories, which is a lot for someone who’s trying to lose weight. But look at how many calories I had left in the day to maintain my current weight. That means I was likely eating 3,000+ calories a day when I wasn’t focusing on weight loss. That’s crazypants. But I believe it now that I’m tracking what I eat. So for right now, tracking is helping me create a new “normal” when it comes to food, because when I’m at my goal this is still how I’ll need to eat to maintain the results of this effort.
Breakfast is still lots of oatmeal, and I love it. Sometimes I cook the oatmeal in apple cider and cook fresh apples in the oatmeal at the same time. Sprinkle some cinnamon at the end, and whoa, appleiciousness galore.
I went to Barre3 class 5 times this week, mostly with my little buddy Josh by my side in the kids area, which he loves. I’m really proud that I met my workout goal, and I found myself doing extra activity outside of that just because I had the energy! One day, I even got up at 7:30 in the morning to go to class. Whoa, talk about a change for this sleepyhead/couch potato.
Did lots of a recipe testing this week as well, including trying to make soup without my beloved cashew cream. This cheesy broccoli situation was a big success and will be coming to the blog ASAP!
So, let’s get to the results, shall we?
Week 3 – By the Numbers
Starting weight: 250.6 lbs
Previous weight: 245.4 lbs
Current weight: 244.4 lbs
Weight lost this week: 1 lb
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)
Last week I said that I knew I probably would have a smaller weight loss number after losing 5 pounds the first week, and I was right. Even still, I’m averaging a 3-pound loss each week, which is amazing, so I’m pumped at this week’s results. What I’m doing is working, so I’m going to keep doing it.
How are YOU? How can I encourage you? Shout out in the comments so I can give you some love and a virtual hug. <3
That’s all she wrote! See you next week! <3