Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Weekly Update - Week 36

(end of week 35/start of week 36)

On the Scale
Lost this week: .8

Starting Weight: 265.6
New Weight: 187.4
Total loss: 78.2

These past two weeks have resulted in only a 2 lb. loss. But that is a loss and I'm happy about that much. I know I haven't been giving it my all so it's not a surprise. My head is not entirely in this and I'm not 100% sure why. I really do think it's just that I've been doing this for a long time now and it's starting to lose it's excitement. I keep waiting for the push that will be like a new beginning for me but it hasn't come yet. Any advice from those of you who have experienced this would be helpful.

In My Kitchen
I've been slacking in the meal planning/trying new things arena. I'm ready to get back to grilling regularly even though the patio is still snow covered. We've eaten out alot in the past few weeks and I'm tired of it. Our healthy eating out choices are somewhat limited and I know I can make better meals at home so I need to just stop being lazy. I have been taking a bite or two of the kids food recently - that is a new problem. I don't think I feel deprived but maybe I do.

At the Gym
Great workout yesterday, another one tonight. I'm considering joining a 2nd gym to take advantage of some of their classes. We belong to Planet Fitness which is great when you want to just use the equipment and be left alone. But I'm thinking that I may enjoy taking a class or two and there's another reasonably priced gym right down the street that I could try for that. I won't give up Planet Fitness because of their hours but it might be good for me to have more options too.

In My Closet
I did the big purge last night. I got rid of almost everything that doesn't fit. The few things I kept are for before and after photos. Except for three tops that I can't part with... I keep telling myself they still look ok but I know they don't. I did a little shopping and I went through a huge stack of things given to me by someone recently. I just love clothes now. My husband also cleaned out and we have a GIANT bag filled with stuff to donate. Fun times. I tried on a dress that I bought for my brother-in-law's wedding 9 years ago. I was 3 mos. pregnant at the time. I wore it also when my son was 6 months old. As I started to slip it on I was prepared to squeeze into it - but it was huge. I was swimming in it. What a strange experience. My mind has not caught up with my body and I find it odd. I really do still think of myself as weighing 265 lbs. Every time I input my weight on the treadmill it surprises me that I'm not over 200 lbs. I have serious spring fever and I want to buy all kinds of cute things - but I just can't yet. I hope to be down a size or two before the serious warm weather. I need hold out for that.

Goals and Challenges
I need to challenge myself to work harder at the gym and I need to be serious about my calorie counting. Most days I eat the same things - and I know I'm eating healthy foods and staying in a reasonable range of calories - usually between 1200 - 1600 but I know that I need to stay closer to 1200 if I want to lose at a steady pace. So here I am again with the same challenge. How do I push past this? If I stay here I will lose 1 lb. or less a week. I know slow and steady wins the race but that is just too slow . . . I envisioned that kind of slow down happening after I hit 100 lbs - but not yet.

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